Christian bc he is saluting a christ on the cross who s head has been switched out for an donkey s. Dysius(emperor) and 2nd emp diaclician was the one that instituted waves of. He had some good ideas and in the 4th 5th century they divide up rome, but these problems started in the 3rd cent. The empire was also frequently being attacked by outsiders normally from the north. Constantine tried to stabilizing things, he made edict of milan (313ad) guaranteed religious freedom to everyone in the roman empire. Within a couple of decades he made it the state religion. But before that it was lowly cult, in the lowly province of judea. it was headache for the romans. Christianity was very appealing to slaves because of equality before. The christians were set apart from others because of their moral behaviours in comparison to the romans. It made it really hard to socially because of it as well.