The Birth of Byzantium
Lecture no. 30 from the course: The Foundations of Western Civilization
Taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
When he rebuilt an old Greek town in about 330 and named it after himself, what did the Emperor Constantine think he was doing? (Hint: It wasn't "founding something called 'Byzantium.'") What was the result, over the centuries, of Constantine's vision?