Byzantium



an ancient Greek city on the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmara: Constantine I rebuilt it and renamed it Constantinople a.d.
Contemporary Examples

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David Mamet’s Right Turn David Frum May 8, 2012
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Historical Examples

Politics Aristotle
Procopius Procopius
Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards
Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
The Histories of Polybius, Vol. I (of 2) Polybius

noun
an ancient Greek city on the Bosporus: founded about 660 bc; rebuilt by Constantine I in 330 ad and called Constantinople; present-day Istanbul

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