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Universal History: The Mythical Constantinople + The Immortal Emperor (Jonathan Pageau & Dr Mario Baghos)

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The Mythical Constantinople: In this interview Mario and Jonathan Pageau discuss the importance of Constantinople, the “second Rome”, as the first city founded upon a Christian vision of the cosmos, by Saint Constantine the Great after his conversion to Christianity. They discuss the legends around the founding of the city, its forgotten spiritual and cultural influence, its connection with Troy and role in the universal history as well as the preservation of ancient pagan texts and statuary and their place in a Christian hierarchy.

The Immortal Emperor: In this talk they explore in much more depth the notion of the Immortal Emperor, the Marble King or the Sleeping King legend that we see in the Byzantine tradition but also in other traditions. Ultimately they tie it in with a discussion about the apocalyptic motif in Byzantine thinking. 

Check out Jonathan's full Universal History series here

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