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Byzantium

ancient Greek settlement in Thrace on the European side of the Bosphorus, said to be named for its 7c. B.C.E. founder, Byzas of Megara. A place of little consequence until 330 C.E., when Constantine the Great re-founded it and made it his capital (see Constantinople).

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Definitions of Byzantium

Byzantium (n.)
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 (n.)
a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395;
Synonyms: Byzantine Empire / Eastern Roman Empire
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