By Nevra Necipoglu
This quantity offers with the historical past, topography and monuments of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire and one of many maximum city centres ever recognized, all through past due Antiquity and the center a long time. It comprises 21 papers that emanate from a global workshop which used to be held at Istanbul in 1999. Divided into 8 sections, the gathering addresses numerous interconnected subject matters, starting from topography to ritual and beliefs, archaeology, non secular and secular structure, patronage, advertisement existence, social association, women's roles, groups, city improvement and making plans. partially drawing on new archaeological and textual proof, in part directing new inquiries to or reinterpreting formerly to be had assets, the papers provided the following fill very important gaps in our wisdom of Constantinople and improve our notion of town as either a actual and social entity.
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On the Marmara side a large harbor was installed at the mouth of the Lycus, possibly by Theodosius I. We have no precise date for its installation, except it was before 425, when a portus Theodosiacus appears in the twelfth region. I would not exclude the possibility of its having been begun by Valens and of having been the facility referred to in such obscure language by Gregory of Nazianzus. 30 Its last attestation as a harbor is in the year 673;31 by the tenth century it seems to have been mostly filled,32 but part of it was re-activated in the late thirteenth.
400, following an earthquake (Fig. 47 At Ephesus, the Library of Celsus, which was built at the juncture of Eutropius street and the Embolos in the second century, was, in ca. "' A nymphaeum newly built in the sixth century was added at Antioch to the cardo rebuilt in 540. It was twenty-one meters long, faced in marble and decorated with columned niches for statues (Fig. 49 The Colonnaded Street We turn now to the colonnaded street itself (Fig. 5). " 45 Mango, Developpement, 26; Bauer, Stadt, 171, fig.
554-5. 79 Tsafrir and Foerster, "Scythopolis," 123-4, 138-40, 144, figs. 55-9; Creswell, Architecture, 1/2, 478-81; K. al-As'ad and F. M. Stepniowski, "The Umayyad Suq in Palmyra," Damaszener Mitteilungen 4 (1989), 205-23.