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CLA160 Christian Empire

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA160H1
Professor
Johnathon Burgess
Semester
Fall

Description
stEvents leading up to Constantine1 Christian Emperor rdy 3 c crisisMultiple emperors usurpation civil warsthreat of foreign invasionsinflation and currency collapse rdy Finally Diocletian becomes stable emperor late 3 c y Establishes tetrarchy rule of 4Essentially dividing empire into eastwest with two main emperors and two subemperors rd3 c Crisis ndrdy Severan dynasty late 2 c AD to early 3 c y Severus Alexander murdered by own troops 235 y 50 years of chaos followsPolitically stability In 50 years 30 emperors and dozens of usurpers or pretendersHuge role of army murder of emperors acclamation of new emperors or pretendersProvincialmilitary ins
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