By Nevra Necipoglu

This quantity offers with the heritage, topography and monuments of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire and one of many maximum city centres ever identified, all through overdue Antiquity and the center a long time. It comprises 21 papers that emanate from a global workshop which was once held at Istanbul in 1999. Divided into 8 sections, the gathering addresses a number of 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 facts, partially directing new inquiries to or reinterpreting formerly to be had resources, the papers provided the following fill very important gaps in our wisdom of Constantinople and improve our belief of town as either a actual and social entity.

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189-90, 194-7. 47 Tsafrir and Foerster, "Scythopolis," 95-6, 109-10 and nn. 110, 112-3, figs. D 15, 11-13, 22. 48 Foss, Ephesus, 65; Bauer, Stadt, 280-3. 49 Lassus, Les portiques, 44-9, figs. 64-77, plans XXVII-XXVIII. so Segal, Function, 5-10. 51 Mundell Mango, "Commercial Map;" most recently see W. van Rengen, "L'eclairage public d'Apamee de Syrie a 1'epoque byzantine," in La Syrie moyenne de la mer a la steppe (Damascus, 1999), 91. l r+ N J . h ;' O (Princeton, 1972), plans XXVII-XXVIII. Figure 4.

The following paper will commence with a few remarks about the layout of the porticoed street at Constantinople in conjunction with special parts of the city and will then discuss the archaeological and other evidence for the configuration of the streets themselves. 9 The city had one main and several secondary arteries (Fig. 1). 23. See Libanius in Festugiere, Antioche, 24. 8 Segal, Function. 9 Notitia CP, 230-43; The Miracles of St. Artemios, ed. A. Papadopoulos-Kerameus, Varia graeca sacra (St.

Petersburg, 1909) and The Miracles of St. Artemius. A Collection of Miracle Stories by an Anonymous Author of Seventh-Century Byzantium, tr. V. S. Crisafulli and J. W. 2. 10 Mango, Developpement, 19, 43, 71. On the connecting street, see also A. Berger, "Regionen and StraBen im friihen Konstantinopel," IstMitt 47 (1997), 395, who THE PORTICOED STREET AT CONSTANTINOPLE 31 east-west street which Constantine was to extend to constitute the main artery, the Mese, which led to the Golden Gate in his city wall.

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