Settlements in the Territory of a New Capital in Late Antiquity. A Contribution to the Historical Geography of the Land to the West of Constantinople in Late Antiquity

  • Mustafa H. Sayar Ancient History Department, History Department Faculty of Letters, Istanbul University Ordu Cad. 6 TR-34459 Istanbul
Keywords: administration, fortification, land, territory, urban centre, rural settlement


There is no information yet on how the land surrounding Constantinople was administered; however, it is clear that the area was neither connected to the praefectus urbi in charge of the capital’s administration, nor to the vicarius in Herakleia in charge of the Europa province.