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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Valerius Diocletianus

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Emperor of Rome 284 - 305; born near Salona, Dalmatia, 245; died Salona, Dalmatia, 313. He distinguished himself in the Persian War and was chosen emperor by the army. As the empire was unwieldly and exposed to attack, he associated with himself Maximian, with whom he celebrated the last triumph in Rome, November 20, 303, and further distributed his power by granting the inferior title of Cæsar to two generals, Galerius and Constantius Chlorus. During the greater portion of Diocletian's reign the Christians enjoyed peace and prosperity, but under the influence of Galerius he inaugurated, 303, the last and most terrible of the ten persecutions of the early Church, which was waged with greatest severity in the East.

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Entry for 'Valerius Diocletianus'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/v/valerius-diocletianus.html. 1910.

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