[CrackMonkey] Dept. of Roman Factual Correction
Seth David Schoen
schoen at loyalty.org
Sat Feb 5 18:17:40 PST 2000
Nick Moffitt writes:
> ----- Tom Davey -----
> Vale, homines!
> David Welton did some Web research on Diocletian and pointed out
> that I had it wrong. It was not Constantine the Great who divided
> the empire into Eastern and Western halves, as I thought, but the
> 'ol Christian torcher himself, Diocletian. The split occurred
> around 295 A.D., not 330, so I was off a solid 35 years.
> ----- End forwarded message -----
Constantine's connection with the East/West thing is mostly through the
"Donation of Constantine", in which he is supposed to have given the West
as a present to the Pope (although the Donation is a forgery).
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