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Hun
A member of a nomadic pastoralist people who invaded Europe in the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. and were defeated in 455.
Diocletian
Emperor of Rome (284-305) who divided the empire into east and west (286) in an attempt to rule the territory more effectively. His desire to revive the old religion of Rome led to the last major persecution of the Christians (303).
barbarian
A member of a people considered by those of another nation or group to have a primitive civilization.
Constantine
(Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus; “the Great”) a.d. 288?–337, Roman emperor 324–337: named Constantinople as the new capital; legally sanctioned Christian worship.
Byzantium
an ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul; in 330 Constantine I rebuilt the city and called it Constantinople and made it his capital
Theodosius I
Emperor of Rome who ruled jointly (379-392) with Gratian and Valentinian II and independently (392-395). He prohibited pagan practices and in his will divided the empire between his two sons.