byzantium byzantium  /bə ˈzæn ti əm/


  1. (n) an ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul; in 330 Constantine I rebuilt the city and called it Constantinople and made it his capital
  2. (n) a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395


  1. Weekly Poem: Charles Hood Reads 'Skype'

    By Charles Hood We are arguing about if there are pets in Heaven and my partner in the miracle that is marriage assures me that more people at any moment on earth are dreaming than are talking, cooking, making love, or riding bikes. Than are beating dogs, doing an ollie off a railing, skutching flax, tightening a wing nut, fixing the photocopier with a paperclip, or sailing to Byzantium with ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

  2. Neil Jordon reveals Kevin Costner tried out for Liam Neeson role in 'Michael Collins'

    Irish director Neil Jordan (whose forthcoming film Byzantium is already a critical darling) has just revealed that one of the most All-American actors in Hollywood wanted to play the lead in his Michael Collins biopic when he first approached the studio.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Irish Central

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