[bih-zan-shee-uh m, -tee-uh m]
- an ancient Greek city on the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmara: Constantine I rebuilt it and renamed it Constantinople a.d.
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Examples from the Web for byzantium
His debut collection of short stories, Byzantium, takes place across thousands of years of history all over the globe.
Byzantium by Ben Stroud A debut collection of stories that spans countries and eras with delightful ease.
Without a doubt, Byzantium signals the arrival of an incredible talent.
The book might be about a subject wholly unrelated to politics and economics: travel in Patagonia, the wars of Byzantium.David Mamet's Right Turn
May 9, 2012
Byzantium worked woe to the elder sister of whom she was jealous.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
By another stroke he converted the oligarchy of Byzantium into a democracy.Hellenica
How can we tell what Byzantium might have become under one mighty hand?
And not long afterward Justinian succeeded to the imperial power in Byzantium.Procopius
All the soldiers then rushed up, and were soon again in Byzantium.The Two Great Retreats of History
- an ancient Greek city on the Bosporus: founded about 660 bc; rebuilt by Constantine I in 330 ad and called Constantinople; present-day Istanbul
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Word Origin and History for byzantium
said to be named for its 7c. B.C.E. Greek founder, Byzas of Megara.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper