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History of Greece and Rome-Mar.29 "Rome's Emperors Continued"

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Department
History
Course
HISTORY 1M03
Professor
Sean Corner
Semester
Winter

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March 29 Romes Emperors217222 two emperors 22235 Severus Alexander235284 Crisis of the Third Century o More than eighteen emperors o More incursions on Rhine and Danube o In the east from 220sParthians replaced by Sassanid second Persian Empire o Soldier emperors from across the empire Phillip the Arab Maximinus Thrax and especially Illyrians o No legitimate right of succession and no clear hierarchy below the emperorAny could hope to be the next emperor after the current emperors deathadded to the assassination attempts and the higher fatality rate also ensuring a power struggle after the death of emperors o Constant rivalry resulted in unstable government making for a bad governmentMore concerned with protecting themselves from rivals rather than concerning themselves with the empires problems defense of the frontier socioeconomic problems the states attempted generation of resources to fight for the frontier284305 Diocletian o Illyrian soldier emperor bringing renewed stability to the Roman empire286293 instituted
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