Roman History (270-363 C.E.)

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Aurelian
Emperor who restored order after Septimus Severus’ death created chaos
Restitutor Orbis (restorer of the world)
Name given to Aurelian after restoring order
Probus
Successor to Aurelian
Carus
Successor to Probus
Carinus and Numerianus
Sons to Carus whom he made his co-emperors
Aper
Assassin to Carus
Diocles
Took control of empire after the death of Carinus and Numerianus
Diocletian
Name taken by Diocles after ascension to the throne
Tetrarchy
Four empires created by Diocletian
Diocletian
Given power over eastern provinces by Diocletian
Maximian
Given power over Italy and Africa by Diocletian
Galerius
Given power over the Danube by Diocletian
Constantius
Given power over western districts by Diocletian
Dioceses
Name for new districts created by Diocletian
Edict of (Maximum) Prices
Law past by Diocletian setting a standard price for commodities
Constantine
Son of Constantius
Maxentius
Son of Maximian
Edict of Toleration
Law stopping persecution against christians
Galerius
Issued the Edict of Toleration
Licinius
Man with whom Constantine allied himself against Maxentius
Battle of Milvian Bridge
Battle seeing Constantine and Licinius defeat Maxentius

Labarum
ΧΡ/χρ
Chi Rho
Sign seen by Constantine before he defeated Maxentius at Milvian Bridge, leading to his conversion to christianity
Edict of Milan
Law completely legalising christianity in the empire; issued by Constantine in 313 C.E.
1. Constantine II
2. Constantius
3. Constans
Three sons of Constantine to ascend to the throne
Julian the Apostate
Emperor who returned to Paganism/Animism
Jovian
General present at Julian death who became the new emperor

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