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Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Thomas Russell

Abstract

A historical study of the city of Byzantium before the foundation of Constantinople, covering the period before the foundation of the city in the Archaic period and Constantine’s choice of the site for his new capital. This book explores the relationship between the city and the Bosporus strait, outlining how life along the Bosporus was shaped in a variety of ways by the waterway. In particular, it investigates the history of economic predation and taxation in the region, with a special focus on the Athenian Empire’s attitude to the strait and on the economic history of the region in the third ... More

Keywords: Byzantium, Byzantion, Istanbul, Constantinople, regional history, economic history, Greek colonization, Athenian Empire, numismatics, epigraphy, Bosporus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198790525
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Russell, author
Teacher of Classics, King Edward VI Sixth Form College