When Diocletian came to the throne in 284, the Empire's borders had been restored, but the Empire itself was drastically weakened after half a century of anarchy. This lesson looks at Diocletian's settlement, keeping in mind the complex forces working against the Empire and the necessity of his harsh measures.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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