- Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, a.d. 245–316, Illyrian soldier: emperor of Rome 284–305.
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Suddenly they were seen to shudder, and Diocletian rose to his feet rending his garments.Melomaniacs
The Baths of Caracalla and Diocletian had then their pillars and coating of marble.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy
Diocletian is said to have behaved on this occasion with unusual sternness.
(p. 023) Yet in one respect he kept up Diocletian's arrangements.A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)
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It was impossible that Diocletian should submit to the affront put upon him without an earnest effort to avenge it.
- full name Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus. 245–313 ad, Roman emperor (284–305), who divided the empire into four administrative units (293) and instigated the last severe persecution of the Christians (303)