It made me curious that the Tetrarchy should be known by a Greek name, so I've spent some time searching for a Latin alternative, but I didn't find any mention of it, including in the Latin-language version of the Wikipedia page for the Tetrarchy.

I am wondering if there was an alternative name for the rule of four emperors that was used interchangeably by Latin speakers?

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    Please tell us why the Wikipedia atricle doesn't answer your question -- Applying the term "tetrarchy" to the system Diocletian set up ony started in the late 19th century.
    – Spencer
    Dec 29, 2022 at 14:02
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    @T.E.D. Constantinople wasn't founded or the main imperial capital until 330, after Constantine I abolished the Tetrarchy and over 40 years after the Tetrarchy started.
    – MAGolding
    Dec 31, 2022 at 17:57
  • @MAGolding It was founded; it just wasn't as big or important because it wasn't the capital yet.
    – Spencer
    Jan 1, 2023 at 17:51


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