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date: 28 March 2020

Byzantium, sport in 

A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Alan Tomlinson

From the early 4th century to the crusades and the conquering of Constantinople by the Turkish Sultanate, the eastern empire of Byzantium, centred on the metropolitan capital of Constantinople, continued some of the sporting traditions of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire. The Hippodrome was a racetrack laid out at the heart of the imperial city, along the lines of Rome's ... ...

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