The Hippodrome at Byzantium

@article{Guilland1948TheHA,
  title={The Hippodrome at Byzantium},
  author={Rodolphe Guilland},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1948},
  volume={23},
  pages={676 - 682}
}
FOR a long time people have conceded that an awning (velum) was stretched over the seats of the Hippodrome in Byzantium to shade the spectators. P. Gylles affirmed its existence.2 Du Cange on this point shares the opinion of Bulinger.3 Reiske, on the basis of an obscure passage in the De ceremoniis,4 advances the hypothesis that a part, at any rate, of the Hippodrome was covered by an awning, and was consequently termed the Covered Hippodrome, which is an obvious error. Alfred Rambaud5 speaks… Expand
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