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Ch 6 Sec 5 Voc. & Graphic Summary. Index #65. Vocabulary: Diocletian – Emperor of the Roman Empire around 284 A.D. Divided the empire into 2 regions, (east and west) He kept the wealthier eastern region.

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Ch 6 sec 5 voc graphic summary index 65
Ch 6 Sec 5 Voc. & Graphic Summary. Index #65

  • Vocabulary:

  • Diocletian – Emperor of the Roman Empire around 284 A.D. Divided the empire into 2 regions, (east and west) He kept the wealthier eastern region.

  • Constantine – Succeeded Diocletian as Emperor in 312 A.D. Built new capital called Constantinople and center of the eastern empire.

  • Huns – Nomads from Central Asia who moved into eastern Europe by 350 A.D. .

  • Visigoths – Germanic people displaced by invading Huns. They moved to safety in the western portion of the Roman empire.

  • Alaric – Visigoth general who conquered Italy.

  • Attila – Hun Leader who conquered much of Europe.

  • Odoacer – Germanic leader who ousted the emperor in Rome in 476 A.D.

  • Inflation: The rapid rise of prices.

  • Mercenary: Foreign soldiers serving for pay.


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  • Graphic Summary: The Long Decline:

    • Military Causes:

      • Visigoths and other Germanic peoples invade the empire.

      • Roman army lacks training and discipline.

      • Romans forced to hire foreign soldiers to defend borders.

        Economic Causes:

        Heavy taxes necessary to support the government.

        Farmers leave land.

        Middle Class disappears

        Romans use to much slave labor.


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  • Political Causes:

    • Government becomes to strict.

    • People stop supporting government.

    • Many corrupt officials.

    • Divided empire becomes weak.

      Social Causes

      Population declines because of disease and war.

      People become selfish and lazy


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