,the leading intellectuals and citizens of Byzantium ,on the eve of the final assault on the city by the Sultan Mehmet.. In days and years preceeding demise the city the intellectuals were attacking the Emperor Constantine ,for not "making the peace with the Turks" There were few ,if any of them defending the city ,leaving it to the unwashed masses and mercebary troops from Genoa. Emperor Constantine had fallen in the battle ,fighting alongside those defending the city ,while the intellectuals got slaughtered in the waitng for Archangel Gabriel .
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