Note 108
From Chapter 13 of the Decline & Fall

Aurelius Victor [de Caesar. c. 39] ascribes the abdication, which had been so variously accounted for, to two causes; first, Diocletian's contempt of ambition, and secondly, his apprehension of impending troubles. One of the panegyrists (vi. [v.] 9) mentions the age and infirmities of Diocletian as a very natural reason for his retirement .

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