Originally Posted by caldrail
Diocletians reforms? An interesting attempt to deal with very difficult political changes and problems, but one that did not cater for the age old problem of Roman ambition and the premis of individual "He Who Dares Wins". That the reforms lasted until his retirement is a testament to his management skills I suppose. That they fell apart afterward really shouldn't suprise us. The worst enemy of Rome was always the Romans themselves.
Again, I concur. It was an innovative and effective short term solution, but, after Diocletian death, things fell apart and Constantine eventually united power under one ruler again.