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Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Lucy Grig and Gavin Kelly


Constantinople was named New Rome or Second Rome very soon after its foundation on the site of Byzantium in AD 324; over the next two hundred years it replaced the original Rome as the greatest city of the Mediterranean. This integrated collection of essays by leading international scholars examines the changing roles and perceptions of Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity from a range of scholarly perspectives and disciplines. The seventeen chapters cover both the comparative development and the shifting status of the two cities. Developments in politics and urbanism are considered, alon ... More

Keywords: Rome, Constantinople, Byzantium, Late Antiquity, urbanism, politics, Panegyric, christianization, topography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199739400
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy Grig, editor
University of Edinburgh

Gavin Kelly, editor
University of Edinburgh

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