Byzantium


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Byzantium

(bīzăn`shēəm, –shəm, –tēəm), ancient city of Thrace, on the site of the present-day İstanbul, 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 captured and recaptured by the contending forces. It was taken (A.D. 196) by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus. Constantine I ordered (A.D. 330) a new city built there; this was ConstantinopleConstantinople
, former capital of the Byzantine Empire and of the Ottoman Empire, since 1930 officially called İstanbul (for location and description, see İstanbul). It was founded (A.D.
..... Click the link for more information.
, later the capital of the Byzantine Empire.
References in periodicals archive ?
In Byzantium, though, for six centuries, if you did not embrace Christianity, you were slaughtered.
Based on a close examination of the relevant sources, "Streams of Gold, Rivers of Blood: The Rise and Fall of Byzantium, 955 A.
Ruskin's discourse provided a means of challenging the privileged hegemony awarded to the classical world, and with which Byzantium and the Gothic had been unfavorably contrasted.
Byzantium, KINGS HEATH This independent, family-run restaurant serves up a wide variety of Mediterranean-inspired tapas such as pork belly with balsamic glaze as well as mushrooms stuffed with tomatoes, roasted red peppers and cheese.
BYZANTIUM BYZANTIUM Film4 9PM In a twisted Britcentric spin on the vampire genre, Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan play two bloodsuckers who take up residence in a seaside town.
The exhibit features 48 icons and artifacts from the British Museum, tracing the development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium, center of Christian civilization, to the introduction of Christianity to Russia.
Absence" is the jumping off point for chapter one, but the author is concerned far less here than in an earlier published paper, which appeared in the Greek journal Nea Hestia, with Byzantium's absence from political and cultural discussions in Europe (outside Greece), and more with the problems Byzantium presents to experts who would present it to a broader audience.
Collected here are five papers from the International Conference on "Serbia and Byzantium," held in December 2008 at the U.
The relationship between Moscow and Byzantium stretches back more than 1000 years.
Director Neil Jordan's Byzantium is an intelligent and moody thriller that is peppered with scenes of graphic violence when Clara or Eleanor sate their bloodlust.
BYZANTIUM (15) SEXY vampire Clara (Gemma Arterton) arrives in a rundown seaside resort with her fanged daughter Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan).
Byzantium Cert 15 VAMPIRES Clara (Gemma Arterton) and daughter Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) born 200 years earlier find refuge in Byzantium, a deserted coastal guesthouse.