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Byzas

[bahy-zuh s] /ˈbaɪ zəs/
noun
1.
a son of Poseidon and the eponymous founder of Byzantium.
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  • His handiwork, tis said, can still be traced in some gigantic blocks that went to fortify yet more the walls that Byzas built.

    The Walls of Constantinople Bernard Granville Baker
  • If this property be land, however acquired, the natural thing is to build a wall around it, and this no doubt Byzas did too.

    The Walls of Constantinople Bernard Granville Baker
  • And ever bearing to the north, to that unknown region, with Byzas at the helm, the ship held on.

    The Walls of Constantinople Bernard Granville Baker
  • Here was the first settlement of Byzas that grew into an Acropolis, walled, and strongly held, the heart of a growing empire.

    The Walls of Constantinople Bernard Granville Baker
  • Gently, with reverence, Byzas placed his offerings upon the ground, turned and went his way without looking behind him.

    The Walls of Constantinople Bernard Granville Baker
  • No doubt Byzas dwelt somewhere about here, though the exact spot is possibly beyond the ken of the keenest archologist.

    The Walls of Constantinople Bernard Granville Baker
  • This money is very weighty, as forty Byzas make a porters burden.

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