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By E.Groswenor

История града императора Константина – Константинополя. Изданная в начале двадцатого века в Америке. Американский историк подробно описывает события, которые пережил древний город на Босфоре. Издание проиллюстрировано многочисленными гравюрами и картами. Книга выходила в свет тогда, когда европейские державы готовились к новой мировой войне. Вопрос – кто будет властвовать на Босфоре в то время был особенно актуальным.

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Here, in the fourth and fifth centuries, preached that galaxy of pulpit orators, the Chrysostoms and Gregorys, who in biblical and pious eloquence have never been surpassed. Here, ever since its foundation, is the chief communion which, alone seat of that venerable Christian Churches, uses no mere translation, crude and imperfect, of the Gospels in its worship, but the vernacular of whose ritual in is even which now the of daily chanted New Testament in the very language was inspired. Here HISTORY OF CONSTANTINOPLE were developed the first principles of 19 Byzantine art,'""?

Christian, erected by the first Christian on the ruins of vanquished paganism. distinctively Emperor Here, almost in sight of the dome of Sancta Sophia, waswrought out the theology of the undivided Church by her Ecumenical Councils. Here, in the fourth and fifth centuries, preached that galaxy of pulpit orators, the Chrysostoms and Gregorys, who in biblical and pious eloquence have never been surpassed. Here, ever since its foundation, is the chief communion which, alone seat of that venerable Christian Churches, uses no mere translation, crude and imperfect, of the Gospels in its worship, but the vernacular of whose ritual in is even which now the of daily chanted New Testament in the very language was inspired.

At the head of a solemn and magnificent retinue, the Emperor traced the boundaries with his spear. " completion was Its feverish impatience. To the enlargement all the and adornment untold wealth of the inventive, resources financial, and was energies of the Roman devoted of pressed the new Empire, during mightiest on with capital, artistic, years. The empire in her czars expended by the grandest of all Europe were trivial and cheap upon the city of the Neva compared with the exhaustless treasures Constantine could lavish upon the city of the Marmora and of the Golden Horn.

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