No I don't have Hagia Sophia in my pocket, although I do know where you can visit a miniature version not too long from now:http://www.ascensionmonastery.org/hagia-sophia/
I was thinking about things like the Theodosian decrees on pagan sacrifice and public worship and the various legal burdens put on pagans and Jews. True they were never completely outlawed, but we didn't say "well we Orthodox are strong enough to deal with criticism"; we said "we Orthodox now wield the temporal sword, so you pagan and Jewish losers better do as you're told." Tolerance is a sucker's game, and liberals know this all too well, which is why they don't tolerate dissent from their own orthodoxy. When you're in power, you use it or you lose it.
I think what St Basil says about Greek literature is quite compatible. Even losers can write great literature. The Muslims thought so, too.
I agree that identifying as a minority can have drawbacks, since Orthodoxy is still, supposedly, an evangelical faith. But Muslims and Buddhists have won Western converts, and many Westerners are attracted to them because they're alien and exotic. I admit that was part of my initial attraction to Orthodoxy, and we can certainly play up our non-Westernness at times (e.g. Western Christianity is awful because it teaches inherited guilt, or has lost a sense of mysticism, etc).
I move in very liberal circles, and when you bring up family values, our Christian heritage etc that just turns them off completely and makes them hostile. When you present your faith as something different from this heritage, they are more open and accepting. The thing is that liberals are possessed by a pathological cultural self-hatred, directed at their own religious background. Whereas in just about every other evangelical situation in history, Christian missionaries have tried to accommodate Christian doctrine to local cultural sensibilities where possible, among modern liberals, the last thing you want to do is show them how Orthodoxy is similar to the Christianity of their immediate ancestors.