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Index: El inmortal, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 533.

Diocletian or Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, Roman emperor, c. 245-316

Fishburn and Hughes: "Roman emperor from 284 until his abdication in 305. In 286 he reorganised the administration of the vast empire by sharing his power with Maximian, a colleague at arms, and in 293 with two assistants. The empire was divided into four parts, each controlled by one of its four Caesars who were united by religious bonds and later by ties of marriage. Diocletian was in charge of Thrace, Asia and Egypt. In 296 he led his army to quell the rebellion of Achilleus in Egypt, and was exceptionally ruthless in the accomplishment of this task." (61)