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What was the result of imperial capital being moved to Constantinople from Rome?
February 03, 2018 2:19PM
Emperor Constantine the Great moved the capital of the Byzantine/Roman Empire from Rome to Constantinople around 330 AD. He felt that Rome was an unsatisfactory capital. Rome was too far from the frontiers. Constantinople provided easy trade and military access to the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Danube River, Dnieper River, and the land route to Turkestan and India.