The Second Hill, The Neorium,
The Port Named the Bosporium,
The Forum of Theodosius
IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO DISCOVER FROM THE Ancient Description of the Wards that the fifth ward stood on the north side of the second hill, in a plain at the bottom of it, and that it descended together with the fourth ward from the side of the Promontory to the bay called Ceras, although the author notes that a great part of it fell down in winding descents into the middle of a plain. But this description is no less suited to other wards. Nor could I find out its situation from any buildings remaining in it or from the information of the most ancient inhabitants.
All the light I could get was from the location of the Phosphorian or, as some call it, the Bosphorian Port and the Stairs of Chalcedon. These do not take that name because they are built in the eastern part of the city facing Chalcedon, for they stand full north. It is, therefore, called the Bosphorian Port not from the sea of Bosporus but from a depraved custom of the people who pronounce it so; whereas, according to the authorities or Stephanus
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Publication information: Book title: The Antiquities of Constantinople. Contributors: Pierre Gilles - Author, John Ball - Translator, Ronald G. Musto - Unknown. Publisher: Italica Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1988. Page number: 125.
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