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May 1, 305

On May 1, 305 CE, Diocletian and Maximian, the co-emperors of Rome retired. This was the first time a Roman Emperor had voluntarily abdicated the throne to allow new blood to take over. Diocletian rode out in the sunset to his little old palace on the Dalmatian coast and tended to his vegetable gardens until … Continue reading

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