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Diocletian's reforms established the rule of four, known as the Tetrarchy, where in four emperors commanded the newly redistricted Roman Empire. Unbeknownst to Diocletian that this particular reform could be a recipe for civil war. From the year 306, one year after Diocletian abdicated, Constantine I raised to imperial rule across the western Empire following the departure of his father and then Augustus; Constantius. During Constantine's reign he quickly gained fame and merged his power whereas the remaining emperors competed and quarreled amongst each other. Eventually the empire has been overtaken closely by 2 emperors Licinius and Constantine. This peace didn't last long though, also at the year of 324 Licinius surrendered to Constantine following the battle of Chrysopolis. Twenty years following his rise into Augustus Constantine had only strength of the Empire and won the respect and appreciation of his troops and people. From the time Constantine arrived to rule the Empire in its entirety, was in shambles. The Capital city of Rome was a shadow of its former self, "Constantine abandoned the endeavor to hold the entire world empire together. There was no more an eternal Rome functioned by topic individuals. There might be just salvage" (Lamb 18). Constantine looked west toward Byzantium. The Byzantines were an isolated bunch that never really had a part in the Roman Empires growth, however there wasn't any overlooking Constantine's conviction. Haste fully, structures were built and a fortified wall has been constructed around the city and at the year 330, during the 276 Olympiad, it was dedicated as "The nearly forgotten name of Anthusa" (Lamb 20). The natives understood it as Constantine's City or Constantinopolis. Constantine now had a home for his emp...