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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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April 22, 238

On April 22, 238 CE, the year 238 CE became known as the Year of the Six Emperors. It was on this date that the Roman Senate outlawed the current emperor Maximinus Thrax for being an overall, just unlikable, murdering swine and nominated Pupienus and Balbinus as co-emperors. I know, that only makes three so … Continue reading

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March 18, 37

On March 18, 37 CE,to that point in time, the Roman Senate made the worst decision ever in deciding who to appoint as a country’s leader. It annulled the late Roman emperor Tiberius’s will and proclaimed Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus as emperor. The person who would become known as Caligula. Over the next two … Continue reading

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