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!Past
1207(454)-1227(474)
Zeno Renovation:
1227(474)-1244(491)
Future!
1244(491)-1271(518)


Tarasicodissa was next appointed. He was an Armenian born Senator of Pontus aged 49. So far, he was the farthest away born Emperor and many were dissatisfied. Revolts were up in the Balkans and in an effort to please the Greeks and Romans, Tarasicodissa changed his name to Marcvs Zeno. It was lucky for him that Theodosius’ laws made the Empire more manageable but sabotage, intrigue, and rebellions still occurred. He spent much time and funds rebuilding and restructuring the Vandal kingdom which at the best of times had been 50 years behind in social and military advancements (it had only been lost for 31 years). By the time he returned his absence had given rebels enough confidence to try an all out civil war in 1231(478). Luckily one of Zeno’s most trusted generals was able to clean it up for him soon after Zeno returned to Rome. Zeno made the general Thracia’s military governor.

In 1233(480) Zeno began an enormous campaign to repair much of the Empire, some parts were becoming despondently decrepit and inefficient (whether from age or attack) for the newer Roman government. He made provincial administration reforms; increasing flexibility in both Senatorial and Cæsarian provinces through the option of præfectural subdivisions. This setup was usually used in provinces with high population densities. Zeno's programmes emptied the treasuries to critical levels but by 1244(491) a great deal of the Empire was renovated and therefore economic sinkholes and accidents-waiting-to-happen were addressed. This also revitalized the older Roman ideology that order and planning were the most important aspects of operating a city. A well laid out and run city required less than half the amount of deterrent troops and funds. The roads were a major part since their upkeep had deteriorated since the mainstreaming of the Vaposcvrr. The re-mapping of the Imbrivm was also undertaken to give trading ships more accurate charts. This project also gave the lower classes better homes and overall raised Zeno’s popularity. He also expanded the Capitoline Games (which had changed little from Commodvs’ rule). Again the Gladiator aspect was atrophied and more sports included. People still hated a distant provincial Emperor but at least he knew how to make them accustomed to him. The renovation project would not be expected to be fully completed until about 1253(500) and unfortunately, Zeno died in 1244(491) at 66. Zeno would have had a more military expansion rule if only people had respected his authority better.

Empire 1244(491)


!Past
1207(454)-1227(474)
Zeno Renovation:
1227(474)-1244(491)
Future!
1244(491)-1271(518)


History of Rome-After Ætas ab Brian

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