Author(s) : Katsaveli Olga (11/7/2007)Translation : Loumakis Spyridon
For citation: Katsaveli Olga, "Augustaion",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, ConstantinopleURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=11745>
The Augustaion was one of Constantinople’s public squares with a long history. It was lying to the south of Hagia Sophia, at the heart of public life and of administration. It was formed by Constantine the Great and it was named this way in honor of his mother. In this area from time to time a lot of changes took place. Gradually it lost its public character and became the forecourt of Hagia Sophia. It served at the imperial ceremonies. The square was decorated with columns surmounted by statues. The most famous of them was the equestrian statue of Justinian.
In place of the square that is now between the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed) and Hagia Sophia
Αὐγουσταῖον, Αὐγουστίον, Αὐγουστέων, Αὐγουστεῖον, Αὐγουστεών
3. History of the monument - Building phases
3.1. 2nd - 3rd centuries
3.2. 4th century
3.3. 5th century
3.4. 6th century
3.5. 7th century
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