Constantinople Notes

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Constantinople Notes 27/04/2011 16:27:00 The Emperor in the Roman World by Fergus Millar (London: Great       It had been characteristic for emperors to conduct substantial portions of their  business away from Rome (53) Constantine began work to rebuild Constantinople right after he took power in  324 The basilica was rebuilt in 325 (54) The new city was dedicated and court was established in 330 (54) After Constantine visited Constantinople in 326 A.D. he never return to Rome  Jonathan Harris, Constantinople: Capitol of Byzantium (London:       Continuum UK 2007) Constantinople in its hayday was a centre of wealth and power every bit as  influential as Washington DC, New York, Tokyo, Paris or London are today. (1) Byzantion had existed for nearly a thousand years before Constantine was born.  (24) It was started by a group of Greek colonists in the Seventh Century BCE It was never a major player in Greek Affairs, but has an independent city state In the fifth century the city-state signed an agreement with the Spartans Then in 150 BC the Byzantines made a treaty with the Roman
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course HISTORY 110 taught by Professor Ericcline during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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