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By Nevra Necipoglu

This quantity bargains with the historical past, topography and monuments of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire and one of many maximum city centres ever identified, all through past due Antiquity and the center a long time. It includes 21 papers that emanate from a world workshop which used to be held at Istanbul in 1999. Divided into 8 sections, the gathering addresses a number of interconnected themes, starting from topography to ritual and beliefs, archaeology, spiritual and secular structure, patronage, advertisement lifestyles, social association, women's roles, groups, city improvement and making plans. in part drawing on new archaeological and textual facts, partially directing new inquiries to or reinterpreting formerly to be had resources, the papers provided right here fill vital gaps in our wisdom of Constantinople and improve our notion of the town as either a actual and social entity.

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E. 35. I have briefly reviewed this evidence in my Developpement, 16-8. 4 Literally, perierregnumi means "to break off all round" or to cause a body of water to divide round a piece of land. "' What exactly does the above sentence mean? The recent French translation by P. 6 Gregory is here speaking with some irony not of a feature of the local climate, but of public works so great as to elevate their author to the rank of a cosmic demiurge. e. "' As for the "mingling" or "blending" of the seasons, it probably refers to the installation of an artificial harbor that gave protection against seasonal winds and storms, hence the mention of safety.

5). " 45 Mango, Developpement, 26; Bauer, Stadt, 171, fig. 59, where it is placed on the south-west side of the Forum. 4s Segal, Function, 151-68; 155-7, 160-2, figs. 189-90, 194-7. 47 Tsafrir and Foerster, "Scythopolis," 95-6, 109-10 and nn. 110, 112-3, figs. D 15, 11-13, 22. 48 Foss, Ephesus, 65; Bauer, Stadt, 280-3. 49 Lassus, Les portiques, 44-9, figs. 64-77, plans XXVII-XXVIII. so Segal, Function, 5-10. 51 Mundell Mango, "Commercial Map;" most recently see W. van Rengen, "L'eclairage public d'Apamee de Syrie a 1'epoque byzantine," in La Syrie moyenne de la mer a la steppe (Damascus, 1999), 91.

R. Gtingerich (Berlin, 1927), pp. 3, 5. Not surprisingly, Dionysius' figures have caused difficulty to commentators. , Kubitschek, art. "Byzantion," in Paulys Realencyclopadie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, ed. G. Wissowa, III/ I (Stuttgart, 1899), 1119. 18 CYRIL MANGO but tend to confirm the statements of Dionysius. Zosimus, active in ca. "3 A rhetorical exaggeration, perhaps, but one that would have been pointless unless a very considerable area had been filled in. This was probably done by one of Constantine's immediate successors rather than by Constantine himself as may be deduced from a piece of evidence that has not been exploited.

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