Sunday, November 15, 2009

Istanbul (Not Constantinople): 1632

Constantinople is the Metropolitan of Thracia, so called of Constantine the Emperour, who first enlarged the same : It was called of old Bizantium, but now by the Turkes Stambolda, which signifieth in their language, a large City : It was also called Ethuse, and by the Greekes Stymbolis.
Yup, that made a great song:

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