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  • The evidence that Constantine was later mocked as the “son of a harlot” by his future tetrarchic rival, Maxentius, indicates that his dubious legitimacy may have been used in the argument.19

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Under Diocletian's tetrarchic system, there were two co-ruling senior emperors (Augusti), one in the east, the other in the west.

    b. Diocletian and the House of Constantine


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