Number 4. 2016
Estudios bizantinos is a digital and international open-access journal of Byzantine Studies. It has been created by the Sociedad Española de Bizantinística and it welcomes scientific papers with original and high-quality content on any aspect of the Byzantine civilisation.

Esteban Moreno Resano

Our aim in this paper is to study the institutional transformation of Byzantium into Constantinople according to the analysis of the subscriptions of imperial laws preserved in the Theodosian Code. Cons- tantinople, before becoming a new imperial capital, was conceived as a foundation to settle Italic veterans from the Sarmatic war (322) in the Roman province of Europa and to commemorate the victory over Licinius in 324. Only later, emperor Constantine considered the old Byzantium to be a suitable location to create an administrative centre for ruling the Eastern provinces of the Empire with loyal officials.
Keywords: Constantino I el Grande, Constantinopla, Administración imperial, Codex Theodosianus