Galerius and the Will of Diocletian

Galerius and the Will of Diocletian

by William Lewis Leadbetter


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Drawing from a variety of sources - literary, visual, archaeological; papyri, inscriptions and coins - the author studies the nature of Diocletian's imperial strategy, his wars, his religious views and his abdication. The author also examines Galerius' endeavour to take control of Diocletian's empire, his failures and successes, against the backdrop of Constantine's remorseless drive to power.

The first comprehensive study of the Emperor Galerius, this book offers an innovative analysis of his reign as both Caesar and Augustus, using his changing relationship with Diocletian as the principal key to unlock the complex imperial politics of the period.

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ISBN-13: 9780415404884
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/05/2009
Series: Roman Imperial Biographies Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements x

Abbreviations xii

Introduction 1

1 Dynasts and oligarchs 26

2 Iovius and Herculius 48

3 Augustus and Caesar 81

4 Galerius and Diocletian 114

5 Constantius Augustus 156

6 The Iovii and Herculii 170

7 Galerius Augustus 216

Appendix: Stemma of the Iovii and Herculii 252

Biliography 253

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