In the previous post I critize the naming of the Keep in the Keep on the Borderland. Is it even plausible to name a place with a generic name like The Keep, or the City-State? Well as it turns out there is a real-life example, Constantinople now known as Istanbul.
For several centuries Constantinople was THE city of the Mediterranean, it's fame known throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. For the Greek speaking population it was simply know as The City. The Slavs called it Tsargrad or the City of the Emperor. The Norse, who served as the emperor's bodyguards the Varangians, called it Miklagard, or "Big City."
Even it's current name, Istanbul, is the turkish language adaptation of the greek phrase, "To the City".
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