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Diocletian Establishes an Imperial Library at Nicomedia, about which Little is Known

Late 284 CE to Late 305 CE
Istanbul   Museo archeol.   Diocleziano (284 305 d.C.)   Foto G. Dall'Orto 28 5 2006

Istanbul Archaeological Museum, head of Diocletian.


Between 284 and 305 CE the Emperor Diocletian established an Imperial Library at Nicomedia, the eastern capital city of the Roman Empire. However, little information about this library has survived.

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