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Byzantium, also known as the Byzantine Empire, was the eastern half of the Roman Empire, and its predominantly Greek-speaking continuation during late antiquity and the Middle Ages. The name “Byzantium,” adopted in scholarship and modern conventional use, is not appropriate; it comes from the ancient name of the capital…

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Simić, Kosta, “Byzantium”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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