An ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul.
(modern Istanbul) Ancient Greek city on the Bosporus, founded as a colony of the Greek city of Megara on an important strategic site at the entrance to the Black Sea in about 660 BC. In AD 330 the capital of the Roman Empire was transferred there by Constantine the Great, who renamed it Constantinople and it became the capital of the Byzantine Empire to which it gave its name. Istanbul.
Naziv Istočnog Rimskog Carstva (od vremena cara Konstantina do cara Teodosija).