The philosophical faculties that continued functioning constituted the pole of attraction for the intellectual people of the new empire. Athens in deed was also visited by Apostle Pavlos in 53 in order to teach the Christianity from the Supreme Court to Stoikous and Epikourikous philosophers. The preaching of Apostle did not find big correspondence in the Athenian society. Amongst them the first Athenian Christians was Dionisios the Areopagitis. The transport of the capital of the Roman state to the east and the foundation of Istamboul progressively downgraded the role and the glamour of the old "capital of" classic Hellenism. Byzantines masced with scorn that symbolized the old world and the emperor Konstantinos continuing the tactic of predecessors ravished the city from the monuments which were transported in order to embellish the new capital. In Agia Sofia only 427 statues were assembled.