Byzantium


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By·zan·ti·um

 (bĭ-zăn′shē-əm, -tē-əm)
1. The Byzantine Empire.
2. An ancient city of Thrace on the site of present-day Istanbul, Turkey. It was founded by the Greeks in the seventh century bc and taken by the Romans in ad 196. Constantine I ordered the rebuilding of the city in 330 and renamed it Constantinople.

Byzantium

(bɪˈzæntɪəm; baɪ-)
n
1. (Placename) an ancient Greek city on the Bosporus: founded about 660 bc; rebuilt by Constantine I in 330 ad and called Constantinople; present-day Istanbul
2. (Historical Terms) an ancient Greek city on the Bosporus: founded about 660 bc; rebuilt by Constantine I in 330 ad and called Constantinople; present-day Istanbul

By•zan•ti•um

(bɪˈzæn ʃi əm, -ti əm)

n.
an ancient Greek city on the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmara: rebuilt by Constantine I and renamed Constantinople A.D. 330. Compare Istanbul.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Byzantium - 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
Byzantine Empire, Eastern Roman Empire, Byzantium - a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395
Byzantine - a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
2.Byzantium - a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395Byzantium - a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395
Roman Empire - an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome
Byzantium - 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
Byzantine - a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
Translations
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Byzantium
Byzantion

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