Byzantium

Byzantium (əm ; Βυζάντιον Byzántion) was the ancient Greek city on the site that later became Constantinople (modern Istanbul). It was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 657 BC. The city was rebuilt and reinaugurated as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine I in 330 AD and subsequently renamed Constantinople....
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Byzantium

noun 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
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Byzantium

[color] The color byzantium, a dark tone of purple, is displayed at right. This particular tone of purple originates in modern times, and, despite its name, should by no means be confused with Tyrian purple (hue rendering), the color historically used by Roman and Byzantine emperors. The latter, often also referred to as `Tyrian red`, is mo...
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Byzantium

[Linux distribution] Byzantium is a live Linux distribution based on Porteus Linux that delivers easy-to-use, secure, and robust mesh networking capabilities. ...
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byzantium

An ancient city, the site of modern istanbul. From the 4th to 15th centuries the empire extended from southeastern europe to western asia, reaching its greatest extent under justinian (527-565). By about 1000 a.d. It comprised the southern balkans, greece, asia minor, and parts of southern italy. The capture of constantinople in 1453 marked the for...
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Byzantium

Ancient Greek city on the Bosporus, founded as a colony of the Greek city of Megara on an important strategic site at the entrance to the Black Sea about 660 BC. In AD 330 the capital of the Roman...
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Byzantium

Ancient Greek city on the Bosporus, founded as a colony of the Greek city of Megara on an important strategic site at the entrance to the Black Sea about 660 BC. In AD 330 the capital of the Roman Empire was transferred there by Constantine the Great, who renamed it Constantinople and it became the capital of the Byzantine Empire to which it gave i...
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Byzantium

ancient Greek city on the shore of the Bosporus; also, an alternative name for the Byzantine Empire, which had its capital at Constantinople. See ...
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Byzantium

Byzantium (bīzăn'shēum, –shum, –tēum) , ancient city of Thrace, on the site of the present-day Istanbul, Turkey. Founded by Greeks from Megara in 667 B.C., it early rose to importance because of its position on the Bosporus. In the Peloponnesian War it was cap...
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Byzantium

[n] - an ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks
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