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Persia, HISTORY OF CONSTANTINOPLE 23 When the Persians were expelled from Greece, Byzantium was delivered by Pausanias, the conqueror at Platea, who and enlarged the ruined city as to be reckoned its second Founder. Here was the scene of the great Spartan's treason, when from Byzantium he offered to betray to Xerxes Sparta, Athens, and all Greece. In the suicidal strife of Athens and Sparta, when each was desperate for a selfish supremacy, Byzantium swung from side to side according as either was in the ascendant, or as so rebuilt the democratic or autocratic The return zens prevailed.
Or June seem absolute perfection, for full satiety to ber or December dream is of or wish. and leave nothing October or Novem- sometimes beautiful, and scattered through the year are many pleasant days. But, taking the twelve months through, few localities possess a climate more capricious and unkind. The variations in temperature are frequent, sudden, excessive, and dangerous. The experience of one year forms small basis for calculation of the next. The heat of summer is often main- tained for months at a high temperature meanwhile no rain moistens the baked and cracking ground, and the ; parching than the day.
His grouped and was the splendid mediaeval almost and all the where edifices the of city wherein were Church court, and Byzantine sovereign, his It is people pre-eminently acted their respective parts. the arena wherein, more than in all other places, was State, wrought out the succession of Byzantine history. Here the Ottomans enthroned themselves under their mighty CONSTANTINOPLE 12 Mohammed leader, the Till II. nineteenth century, the as but suburbs adjacent quarters they regarded or inferior dependencies of Stamboul.