How did Diocletian become Roman Emperor? ⚔️ Battle of the Margus, 285 AD


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📢 Narrated by David McCallion

📝 Written by Dr.Byron Waldron

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Ancient works consulted: Aurelius Victor’s Liber de Caesaribus, Epitome de Caesaribus, Eusebius’ Chronicon, Eutropius, Festus’ Breviarium, Historia Augusta, Malalas, Orosius, Peter the Patrician, Zonaras, Zosimus.

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