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A Chronology of the Byzantine EmpirePrelude to Creation of Empire c. 274–328

A Chronology of the Byzantine Empire: Prelude to Creation of Empire c. 274–328 Part I Prelude to Creation of Empire c. 274–328 T. Venning (ed.), A Chronology of the Byzantine Empire © Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006 This page intentionally left blank c. 274 Birth of Constantine ‘the Great’, son of Constantius (?nicknamed ‘Chlorus’ ‘The Pale’), a Danubian officer in Roman army, by Helena, daughter of innkeeper at Nalssus/Nis – unknown if married. 284 November Accession of (Caius Aurelius Valerius) Diocletian as Emperor, aged around 41, as choice of official entourage of the young co-Emperor Numerian, on the latter’s death during return from late father Carus’ Persian campaign. 285 c. 1 April Numerian’s elder brother Carinus, co-emperor in West, killed in battle at Margus, Illyria – Diocletian unchallenged. Diocletian appoints fellow-Danubian officer (Marcus Aurelius Valerius) Maximian as ‘Caesar’. 286 Maximian co-emperor, and centres his activities in the West while Diocletian concentrates on East – based at Nicomedia near the Bosphorus (and future site of Constantinople). c. 289 Constantius becomes Maximian’s stepson-in-law? and Praetorian Praefect, divorcing Helena. 293 1 March Formal division of Empire – Diocletian rules East and Maximian the West. Each ‘Augustus’ has a deputy – ‘Caesar’ – and future successor, Galerius shadowing Diocletian and Constantius shadowing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Chronology of the Byzantine EmpirePrelude to Creation of Empire c. 274–328

Editors: Venning, Timothy

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Palgrave Macmillan UK
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006
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978-1-349-51365-9
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3 –8
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10.1057/9780230505865_2
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Part I Prelude to Creation of Empire c. 274–328 T. Venning (ed.), A Chronology of the Byzantine Empire © Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006 This page intentionally left blank c. 274 Birth of Constantine ‘the Great’, son of Constantius (?nicknamed ‘Chlorus’ ‘The Pale’), a Danubian officer in Roman army, by Helena, daughter of innkeeper at Nalssus/Nis – unknown if married. 284 November Accession of (Caius Aurelius Valerius) Diocletian as Emperor, aged around 41, as choice of official entourage of the young co-Emperor Numerian, on the latter’s death during return from late father Carus’ Persian campaign. 285 c. 1 April Numerian’s elder brother Carinus, co-emperor in West, killed in battle at Margus, Illyria – Diocletian unchallenged. Diocletian appoints fellow-Danubian officer (Marcus Aurelius Valerius) Maximian as ‘Caesar’. 286 Maximian co-emperor, and centres his activities in the West while Diocletian concentrates on East – based at Nicomedia near the Bosphorus (and future site of Constantinople). c. 289 Constantius becomes Maximian’s stepson-in-law? and Praetorian Praefect, divorcing Helena. 293 1 March Formal division of Empire – Diocletian rules East and Maximian the West. Each ‘Augustus’ has a deputy – ‘Caesar’ – and future successor, Galerius shadowing Diocletian and Constantius shadowing

Published: Nov 14, 2015

Keywords: Roman Army; Christian Symbol; Eastern Frontier; Principal Street; Church Council

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