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Diocletian's Palace and the City of Split
An overview of the history and architecture of Emperor Diocletian's palace and the City of Split.
# 103847 | 3,310 words | 24 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on May 28, 2008 in Architecture (Ancient) , History (Greek and Roman)

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This paper relates that the Emperor Diocletian rose through the orders by virtue of military skill, brilliance, and flexible scruples and how in preparation for his retirement, Diocletian had built a huge structure on the Dalmatian coast, a few miles from Salona. It also looks at how what began as a villa eventually became a a permanent settlement as the city of Split developed.

From the Paper:

"While there will probably never be definitive evidence of when the inhabitation which became Split took place, it is unlikely that the palace was ever entirely derelict. It was simply to fine a resource to pass up, and while it may have been many decades before there was any substantial permanent settlement here, it seems highly doubtful that the palace was ever truly deserted. (Wilkes, 88) While the precise nature of the inhabitation at Split during the early years remains questionable, the city always seems to have been regarded as autonomous, and by the time Constantine Porphyrogenitus chronicled it, it was essentially independent and remained so until the Venetians gained control in the fifteenth century. (Plommer, 256) "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adam, Robert, Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalato in Dalmatia (Cannitello (Reggio Calabria): Biblioteca del Cenide, 2001).
  • Constantine Porphyrogenitus, De administrando Imperii, J.H. Jenkins, trans. (Washington, D. C.: Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies , 1967).
  • Corcoran, Simon, Book Review of F. Kolb, Diocletian und die Erste Tetrachie Journal of Roman Studies 80 (1990) 241-42.
  • Cyriac of Ancona, Later travels , Edward W Bodnar & Clive Foss, ed. & trans. (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2003).
  • Da Silva, Alex, "FROM CROATIA WITH LOVE; Tomorrow, in the First Royal Wedding to Be Held in the Vatican for 400 Years, the Duke and Duchess of Kent's Son Lord Nicholas Windsor Will Marry Princess Paola Doimi De Frankopan, a Croatian Aristocrat." The Evening Standard (London, England), November 3, 2006; April 17, 2007. <http:// www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5017985769>.

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