Late Antiquity—Crisis and Response
Lecture no. 25 from the course: The Foundations of Western Civilization
Taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
For 100 years after the death of Marcus Aurelius in 180, the Romans put up almost no great public structures—a sign of severe trouble. What lay behind this crisis, and how did Diocletian (who became emperor in 284) and his successor Constantine successfully respond?