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Noun: Diocletian  ,dI-u'klee-shun
  1. Roman Emperor who when faced with military problems decided in 286 to divide the Roman Empire between himself in the east and Maximian in the west; he initiated the last persecution of the Christians in 303 (245-313)
    - Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian

Type of: Emperor of Rome, Roman Emperor

Encyclopedia: Diocletian