The Title of Praetorian Prefect did not disappear, though. In the sweeping political changes started by Diocletian and largely completed by Constantine, the Praetorian Prefect became an entirely civilian government office and lost any military powers it once had. The Empire was divided into three large regions called prefectures, each one under a praetorian prefect. The praetorian prefects were thus the most powerful civilian government ministers.
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