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Byzantium and the Bosporus. A historical study, from the seventh century BC until the foundation of Constantinople.

Author: Thomas Russell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press 2016.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In ad 330 the Emperor Constantine consecrated the new capital of the eastern Roman Empire on the site of the ancient city of Byzantium. Its later history is well known, yet comparatively little is known about the city before it became Constantinople and then Istanbul. Although it was just a minor Greek polis located on the northern fringes of Hellenic culture, surrounded by hostile Thracian tribes and denigrated by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Hochschulschrift
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Russell
ISBN: 9780198790525 019879052X
OCLC Number: 949770765
Description: 320 p.
Contents: Introduction : the armpit of Greece --
The land of Inachus --
Taxation and extortion : the Bosporus and the Delian league --
Common benefactors of all --
The bounty of the Bosporus --
'The first Greek city to which we come' --
Explaining Byzantium.
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: Thomas Russell.

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This volume is a historical study of the ancient city of Byzantium, before it became Constantinople then Istanbul, and its relationship with the Bosporus strait. It explores how this relationship  Read more...

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