Supreme Smyrna Chapter 6



THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME ..........p. 151

THE GEOGRAPHY OF SMYRNA ..........p. 153

  • Fig. 43. Bust of Emperor Tiberius Caesar Augustus.

THE HISTORY OF SMYRNA..........p. 153

  • The ancient period ..........p. 153
  • The Archaic period: old Smyrna ..........p. 154
  • The Alexandrian period: new Smyrna ..........p. 154
  • The Roman period ..........p. 155
  • The Byzantine period ...........p. 155

THE POPULATION OF SMYRNA ..........p. 157

SMYRNA: FIRST IN ASIA ..........p. 158

  • Fig. 44. Harbor of Izmir (Smyrna) from Mount Pagus.

A GREAT TRADE CITY ...........p. 160

A BEAUTIFULLY CULTURED CITY ..........p. 160

  • Fig. 45. Homōnoia coin from Smyrna with three temples.
  • The aqueduct ..........p. 161
  • The gymnasium..........p. .. 161
  • The stadium ..........p. .. 162
  • The theater ..........p. 162
  • Fig. 46. Stao of the commercial agora, Smyrna

A PROMINENT POLITICAL CITY ..........p. . 163

  • Homonoia coins ..........p. 163
  • The state agora..........p. 163
  • Fig. 47. SPortrait of Faustina the Younger.
  • Fig. 48. Faustina the Younger, wife of Marcus Aurelius.

A THRIVING RELIGIOUS CITY............p. 166

  • A city of the imperial cult..........p. 166
  • Fig. 49. Priest of the imperial cult at Smyrna.
  • A city of temples ..........p. 169
  • The Jewish community ..........p. 170
  • Fig. 50. Stained glass of Polycarp.
  • Fig. 51. Martyrdom of Polycarp, St. Polycarp.
  • The Christian community ..........p. 177
  • The martyrs of Smyrna ..........p. 178

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Kunsthistorisches Museum (no. IX A 79) Photograph by James Steakley, PD Roman cameo of Gemma Augustea (AD 9–12). A depiction of Emperor...