Diocletian Definition

dīə-klēshən
proper name
(L. name Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus) A.d. 245-313; Rom. emperor (284-305)
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pronoun

Roman cognomen, particularly borne by the Roman emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (245 - 313).

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adjective
Of or relating to the Roman Emperor Diocletian.
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other
Emperor of Rome (284–305) who divided the empire into east and west (286) in an attempt to rule the territory more effectively. His desire to revive the old religion of Rome led to the last major persecution of the Christians (303).
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Origin of Diocletian

  • From Latin Dioclētiānus, Latinate form of Ancient Greek name Διοκλῆς (Dioklēs). The Roman emperor was named so after his home town of Dioclea in Illyricum.

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