Early Church History 26
Emperor Aurelian's secretary
from Commodus (192) to Diocletian: 28 emperors/ 22 murdered!
Claudius Tacitus (1 year), Probus (6 years), Carus and Sons (2 years)
XII Legion History: Marcus Aurelius on the Danuble
Christ or Thoth (Arnufis) Mercury
Prefect of the Praetorian, Aper
Diocletian or Carinus
Marcus Aurelius Maximian (Pannonia)
The Theban Legion to fight Bagauds and Christians
Aguanum or Saint Maurice, Switzerland
Eucherius of Lyon around 400
Three emperors? Carausius, Maximian, Diocletian
291 Diocletian and Maximian meet at Milan
Constantius (Illyrian) with Helena (stabularia) and son Constantine and Anastasia
Theodora, step daughter of Maximian
Thus Tetrarchy at Milan:
East: Diocletian as Augustus; Galerius as Caesar
West: Maximian as Augustus; Constantius as Caesar
Treveri, Trier - Gaul, Britain
Milan - Raetia, Italy, Africa, (Spain)
Sirmium - Danube, Illyria, Macedonia, Greece
Nicomedia - Asian Minor, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Libya
100+ provinces (proconsul), dioceses (vicariuis), 4 prefectures (prefect or high commisioner)
Lactantius: There were more tax-collectors than tax-payers."
Diocletian's daughter Valeria, Galerius' bride
governor of Palmyra, apostate Hierocles, Prefect of Bithnya
A Friendly Discourse on Truth
Eusebius of Caesarea, Lactantius
295 Conscript Maximilian
Tertullian and the Montanists
"I cannot be a soldier. I cannot do evil. I am a Christian."
298 Marcellus the Centurion: "I am a soldier of Jesus Christ."
Cassian the Scribe: "You have pronounced an unjust sentence."
Lactantius' The Deaths of the Persecutors