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Inflation
Drastic Drop in the value of money coupled with a rise in prices.
Mercenary
Foreign soldiers who fought for money.
Diocletian
Born the son of a slave. Made his reign as emporer godlike. Proclaimed he was the son of Jupiter. Divided Roman Empire into East/West.
Constantinople
New Capital of Roman Republic named after Constantine (Emporer). City was in Western area of Republic. Part of cause of Roman decline.
Alaric
King of Visigoths (Germanic Tribes) that stormed Rome and plundered it for 3 days in 410.
Attila
Hun that united germanic tribes and assaulted Roman Empire from the East and West.
Constantine
Took over after Diocletian died.
Ended Christian prosecution. Restored concept of single ruler. Moved capitol from Rome to Constantinople.
Barbarian
A term that they used to refer to non-Romans
Huns
Indirectly responsible for the Germanic assault on the Empire, became a direct threat eventually.