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Byzantium meaning

byzantium - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395
  2. 2. an ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul; in 330 Constantine I rebuilt the city and called it Constantinople and made it his capital

byzantium - examples of usage

  1. The most venerable of the crowns which were shown us here is that of Monomachus, brought from Byzantium more than eight hundred years ago. - "Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia", Maturin M. Ballou.
  2. We have seen how almost all of it had fallen away from the Seleucids many generations before the birth of Christ, when a ring of principalities, Median, Parthian, Persian, Nabathsean, had emancipated the heart of the Orient from its short servitude to the West; and though Rome, and Byzantium after her, would push the frontier of effective European influence somewhat eastward again, their Hellenism could never capture again that heart which the Seleucids had failed to hold. - "The Ancient East", D. G. Hogarth.
  3. A profession exercised within a port which is associated with such names as those of Tyre, of Byzantium, of Venice, of Genoa, of the Hanse Towns, and many of the chief cities of history, may be said to have some liberal features which I do not say are beneficial; I am merely saying that they are different from those which arise out of the associations of manufacture. - "Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2", Robert Ornsby.
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