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Constantinople
(1,725 words)

(Constantinopolis).

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I. Site

Imperial residence, founded in 324 by  Constantine [1] the Great on the site of  Byzantium. Bounded to the north by the Golden Horn, with the  Bosporus [1] to the east and the  Hellespont to the south, the city could only be attacked from one side by land. By virtue of its site it dominated trade and commerce between Europe and Asia, between the Aegean and the Black Sea ( Pontos Euxeinos; Hdn. 3,1,5; Pol. 4,38-45).

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) and Makris, Georgios (Bochum), “Constantinople”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e619670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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