Establishment of the tetrarchy

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Historical Context Note

In order to solve the problem of succession Diocletian created this system by which two co-emperors each adopted a junior caesar to succeed them.

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "Establishment of the tetrarchy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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