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By Albrecht Berger

The Patria is a desirable four-book selection of brief ancient notes, tales, and legends concerning the constructions and monuments of Constantinople, compiled within the past due 10th century through an nameless writer who made considerable use of older resources. It additionally describes the root and early (pre-Byzantine) heritage of the town, and comprises the Narrative at the development of Hagia Sophia, a semi-legendary account of Emperor Justinian I's patronage of this notable church (built among 532 and 537). The Patria constitutes a distinct list of well known traditions concerning the urban, specifically its pagan statues, held through its medieval population. whilst it's the simply Medieval Greek textual content to provide a landscape of town because it existed within the center Byzantine interval. regardless of its difficulties of ancient reliability, the Patria is nonetheless one in all our major publications for the city heritage of medieval Constantinople. This translation makes the whole textual content of the Patria available in English for the 1st time.

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