Definitions for "Byzantium"
An ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks. It was later renamed Constaninople in honor of the emperor Constantine, and renamed Istanbul by the Turks, which name it still retains.
place - name of the village that was refounded in 330 CE as Constantinople
City in Turkey. The importance of Byzantium in the history of Icon development cannot be overstressed. Became Constantinople (declared the New Rome on May 11 330 by Constantine the Great), then Istanbul in 1453