Re: meaning of shtetl/town name Konstantine #general


Sally Hohensee <hohensees@...>
 

Re: Barry Chernick's message of April 12: Constantine the Great was a
Roman emperor in the 4th century. He rebuilt Byzantium and named it
Constantinople: it became the capital of the eastern part of the Roman
Empire. (Now Istanbul, Turkey.) He allowed Christians to practice their
religion throughout the Roman Empire and became a Christian himself.

As for your other question, the index to my atlas lists many towns in
eastern Europe beginning with Stara, Stare, Stari, Staro, and Stary.
Perhaps the "Old World" has a different attitude towards old things and
places than the "New World."

Sally Hohensee
Prairie Village, Kansas, USA

Researching: FEIGENBAUM, FEIGEN, GELBSMAN, RUGG - Lubartow, Poland,
Russia, Boston; KIPERBERG, COOPER, MARCUS - Ostrog, Russia, Boston;
HANDEL, HANDELMAN, SCHLOMJUK, SCHARF, THAU - Mikulince, Galicia, Austria,
New York; SINGER - Washkowitz/Vashkivtsi, Bukovina, Austria, New York

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