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).
(person) (L. name Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus) A.d. 245-313; Rom. emperor (284-305)
Roman cognomen, particularly borne by the Roman emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (245 - 313).
Of or relating to the Roman Emperor Diocletian.
Origin of diocletian
From LatinDioclētiānus, Latinate form of Ancient Greek name Διοκλῆς (Dioklēs). The Roman emperor was named so after his home town of Dioclea in Illyricum.
Diocletian Sentence Examples
How all this operated we shall understand when we examine the remarkable organization of the state introduced by Diocletian and his successors.
Possibly this is one of the books about gold and silver of which Diocletian decreed the destruction about A.D.
Diocletian asks her back of Tiridates, who meanwhile has fallen in love with her himself.
The scene of the legend now shifts to Rome, where Diocletian falls in love with a lovely nun named Ripsime; she, rather than gratify his passion, flees with her abbess Gaiana and several priests to Armenia.
In 1880 he unearthed a portion near the Cappella Greca, and found galleries that had not been touched since they were filled in during the Diocletian persecution.