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date: 28 October 2020

Constantinople ( Constantinopolis).. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

Constantinople was founded by Constantine I on the site of Byzantium in ad 324. The city was styled ‘New Rome’ from the start, but it is not likely that Constantine had any thought of superseding Rome. He was simply building his own tetrarchic capital: the New Rome motif took on new significance after Alaric's sack of Rome (... ...

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