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Founding of Byzantium
What later became to be known as Byzantion was originally a trading settlement in Thrace, and its toparch and warden was Barbysios. When on his death bed, he called his daughter Phidalia, who by the way while her father was still alive built many buildings in the settlement and set up a tyche called Keroe, and told her to make a wall from sea to sea. After the death of her father Phidalia was married to Byzas, the King of Thrace. Byzas named the area after himself and ruled in the city.
- Jeffreys, Elizabeth (1986). "Book 13 The time of the Emperor Constantine,". The Chronicle of John Malalas. Australian Association for Byzantine Studies.