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Constantinopolis, anglicized to Constantinople, Konstantinoúpolis (Πόλις hē Pólis) in Greek, is the imperial capital (Greek Basileúousa) of the Roman Empire. Strategically located between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara at the point where Europe meets Asia, Byzantine Constantinople is the capital of a Christian empire, successor to ancient Greece and Rome. Throughout the Middle Ages Constantinople is Europe's largest and wealthiest city.

Depending on the background of its rulers, it often had several different names at any given time; among the most common were Byzantium (from Greek Byzántion), New Rome (Greek Νέα Ῥώμη Néa Rhōmē or Latin Nova Roma) or Constantinople. It was also called Tsargrad ("City of the Emperors") by the Slavs, while to the Vikings it was known as Miklagård, "the Great City", similar to the common Greek appellation "the City" (ἡ Πόλις, hē Pólis). To the Order of Hermes, it lies in the Tribunal of Thebes.

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