By E.Groswenor

История града императора Константина – Константинополя. Изданная в начале двадцатого века в Америке. Американский историк подробно описывает события, которые пережил древний город на Босфоре. Издание проиллюстрировано многочисленными гравюрами и картами. Книга выходила в свет тогда, когда европейские державы готовились к новой мировой войне. Вопрос – кто будет властвовать на Босфоре в то время был особенно актуальным.

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It is remarkable many same great past, she looked in glory o'er the tide at her feet barbaric riches cast, still importance are situated on the That narrow belt, hardly more than cities of first parallel. ninety miles in breadth, which encircles the globe between 40 20' and 41 50' in north latitude, includes Con- Eome, the Eternal City, Madrid, the political and literary capital of Spain, and, on this side the ocean, the two metropoleis, unrivalled in the western hemisphere, stantinople, New York and east Chicago.

His name is derived from the nymph Byzia, who nursed him at his birth. He wins Phidalia, the fair daughter of Barbyses, King of the The maiden had already begun Hellespont, as his bride. the erection of the city, but associates her husband in her undertaking, and confers on the nascent town her husband's name. Poseidon and Apollo share with mortals the labors of the foundation and the Erythrean Sibyl ; that reveals its walls are the masonry HsBinus, King of the Scythians, descends tains to contend with Byzas, and is killed the gods.

Contains the residence of the the of and Valens, spanned by Aqueduct of the Church of Saint Theodore Shahzadeh ancient Sheik-ul-Islam, Tyrone, third hills stands the Djami, and Laleli Djami. Mosque Apostles. churches The crest of the fourth hill is crowned by the Mohammed II, standing on the site of the Church of the Holy On the same hill are the Column of Marcian and many ancient now mosques. On the fifth hill are the Mosque of Selim I, the of ancient Church of Pammakaristos, and the Cisterns of Arcadius and Petrion.

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