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Les inscriptions en lettres de briques du rempart terrestre de Constantinople-Istanbul : un aperçu des événements de 740-743/744

Abstract : Constantinople-Istanbul land wall towers 18 to 63 bear writings remains of brick masonry letters. They include the names of Leo III and Constantine V (720-741), the great victors of the battle of Akroinon in 740. They reflect the emergency restoration carried out after the earthquake of October 740. But these inscriptions, built between the end of 740 and 743, also show the imperial propaganda importance conveyed by the first two iconoclastic emperors, who did not hesitate to exploit the Akroinon victory to emphasize their political program. Finally, the last inscriptions contain only the name of Constantine V with the title "porphyrogenete", which is the first epigraphic testimony. It attests to Constantine V desire to emphasize its legitimacy after the rebellion of his brother-in-law Artavasde.
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Arnaud Loaec. Les inscriptions en lettres de briques du rempart terrestre de Constantinople-Istanbul : un aperçu des événements de 740-743/744. In-Scription: revue en ligne d'études épigraphiques, Université de Poitiers, 2018, Deuxième livraison. ⟨halshs-02892003⟩

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