An ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks. It was later renamed Constaninople in honor of the emperor Constantine, and renamed Istanbul by the Turks, which name it still retains.
place - name of the village that was refounded in 330 CE as Constantinople
City in Turkey. The importance of Byzantium in the history of Icon development cannot be overstressed. Became Constantinople (declared the New Rome on May 11 330 by Constantine the Great), then Istanbul in 1453
The Byzantime Empire was an eastern part of the Roman Empire. The capital of the Byzantine Empire is Constantinople. The Empire was named for ancient Byzantium. In 467 AD, after the Western Empire fell, the Eastern Empire claimed all of the western land. (JmMy)
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
a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395