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					Diocletian´s Palace – 1700th anniversary (305 – 2005) of the
              8th Wonder of the Ancient World

  1. Read these instructions carefully:

           a)    Open this word-document on your computer and save it locally (the teacher will give you
                 instructions on the appropriate drive + directory) under the name of your group (=group1)
           b)    Type/ copy and paste all the results of your research into this document immediately!
           c)    Have both Internet-browser and Word-application open!
           d)    Hitting the appropriate icon in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen will allow you to
                 switch from application to application.
           e)    If you want to insert texts/ images from Internet sources, make sure:
                     you mark the desired text/ image
                     click the right mousebutton
                     choose „COPY“
                     change to your Word-document by means of the taskbar!
                     Hit   in the menu above – the text/ image will be inserted!
           f)    At the end of your research list all the sources you have used (Copy URL from the location
                 menu!)

  2. Study the Powerpointpresentation about Diocletians Palace and try to
     obtain a first general view of the building and its history. Concentrate
     especially on the following points: “Diocletian´s Palace”, “The
     Basement”, “The Temple of Jupiter”. Then answer the questions below.
     Here you get the solution.

      a)        What is the scheme of the palace? Compare with another picture of
                the Palace!

      b)        What are the dimensions of the palace?

      c)        In which part of the palace were the emperor´s quarters situated?

      d)        What did the basement enable?

      e)        The whole substructure has not been changed throughout the past
                17 centuries. So what can we say about the form of the emperor´s
                residential quarters?

      f)        How did the later generations use the Basement Halls?

      g)        The figures of which gods can we find in the Temple of Jupiter?

      h)        What happened with the temple in the Middle Ages?

      i)        Have a look at a modern map of Split! What´s the difference
                between the local situation in 305 and 2005? Compare with the
                reconstruction of the palace you have seen in the
                powerpointpresentation and with this modern photo!
   3. Browse through the presentation “The Palace of Diocletian at Split: A
      unique structure from the later Roman empire” and answer the following
      questions (use Strg+ F):

         a)      Where does the name “Split” come from?

         b)      Which famous architect tried a resconstruction of the palace in
                 1721?


       Here you get the solution. 


   4. The following links offer information about
      Emperor Diocletian. After having read the
      information, answer the following questions:

       http://diokletian.exsudo.de/
       http://www.citrag.it/roma/doc/history/est_441.htm
       http://www.roman-empire.net/decline/diocletian.html
       http://www.st.carnet.hr/split/diokl.html
       http://www.answers.com
       Very good link in German
       Stemmata of the tetrarchs

       Here you get the solution. 




         a)     When and why did Diocletian resign?

         b)      Describe the district (“tetrarchy”) ruled by Diocletian himself!

         c)      Which reforms did Diocletian initiate?

         d)      How many provinces did Diocletian install? Why did he do so?

         e)      How did Diocletian try to strenghten Roman tradition?

         f)      What was the name of the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia?

         g)      When was the palace included in the register of the World Cultural
                 Heritage?

         h)      Which was the main gate of the palace? What reasons are there for
                 your argumentation?


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    5. Have a look at the colorslide-show “Dioklecijanova Palaca” at the
       Croatian EC-Community and at the following links, which offer photos
       too:

         http://home.wanadoo.nl/wessel.breunesse/split5.html
         http://ic.ucsc.edu/~langdale/arth134/split.htm
         http://www.split24.de/foto.php?ort=diokletian
         http://www.darkroompeople.com/drp7/split/index.php
         http://abacus.bates.edu/~mimber/Rciv/Split/splitpage.htm



    6. Translation: Lactantius, De mortibus persecutorum 7,8,42,52

         Diocletian became – in a negative way –
         well known for his very harsh persecution
         of the Christians.
         Lactantius, born around 250 in Africa,
         wrote from the Christian view about the
         “deaths of the emperors, who persecuted
         Christians”. One of these emperors was
         Diocletian…

         Translate chapters 7, 8, 42 and 52.
         Don´t forget to save your document
         after having finished work!
                                                          Lactanti effigies (?), pictura muralis, saec. IV




    7. After this lesson you´re an expert on Diocletian and Split. Therefore it
       shouldn´t be difficult for you to solve this riddle!

      In which buildings in the area of Diocletian´s Palace can you find these
    motives:




To get the pictures large hit them!
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   8. At the end you surely know the form of the most important places worth
      seeing of Diocletian´s Palace:
      Walls, Gates, Peristyle, Vestibule, Temple of Jupiter, Mausoleum,
      Basement and the Emperor’s Apartments.
      Please fill in the correct names (into the textfields)!

       Here you can find the solution! 




                       below




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