Constantinople—The Last Ancient City
Lecture no. 23 from the course: Cities of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Steven L. Tuck | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Your tour of ancient cities closes with an examination of Constantinople, which bridges the gap between the era of antiquity and the Middle Ages. Witness the development of this city and the political demonstrations and riots that accompanied its growth. You’ll also study the Hagia Sophia, whose dome is considered the greatest work of Byzantine architecture.