Elegant Ephesus


THE GEOGRAPHY OF EPHESUS ....p. 100

THE HISTORY OF EPHESUS ....p. 101

THE POPULATION OF EPHESUS ....p. 102

        Fig. 18. Urban plan of the city of Ephesus.

AN IMPORTANT COMMERCIAL CENTER ....p. 104

  •     The commercial harbour ....p. 104
  •     The road system ......p. 106
  •         Fig. 19. Main road called the Sacred Way, leading from Ephesus.
  •     The commercial agora .....p. . 106
  •         Fig. 20. Market Square of the commercial agora, Ephesus.

AN IMPORTANT POLITICAL CENTER ....p. 107

  •     A free city ....p. 107
  •        Fig. 21. Ephesian Boulētarion or Odeon
  •     The judicial circuit of Ephesus (Assize) ....p. 109
  •     The panionian games ....p. 109
  •     The theater of Ephesus ....p. 110
  •         Fig. 22. The theater in Ephesus.
  •     The library of Celsus ....p. 112
  •         Fig. 23. The library of Celsus and Gate of Macaeus and Mithridates.

AN IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS CENTER ....p. 112

  •     The imperial cult and the keeper of the temples (neōkoros) ....p. 112
  •         Fig. 24. Recreation of the Artemision, Temple of Artemis.
  •         Fig. 25. The remains of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus.
  •         Fig. 26. Artemis, the goddess of hunting, as portrayed in Cyrene.
  •         Fig. 27. “The Great Artemis” from the Prytanaeum of Ephesus.
  •         Fig. 28. Ephesian coin with the head of Claudius.
  •         Fig. 29. Ephesian neokorōn coin with the Temple of Artemis.
  •         Fig. 30. Ephesian coin with the head of Augustus and the altar of Artemis.
  •         Fig. 31. Bust of Roman emperor Domitian.
  •         Fig. 32. Colossal statue of Emperor Titus.
  •         Fig. 33. Temple of Hadrian on Curetes Street, Ephesus.
  •         Fig. 34. Coin from Thyatira with the bust of Athena and Tyche.
  •     Augusteion temple ....p. 122
  •     A city of immorality and superstition ....p. 122
  •         Fig. 35. Marble statue of Dionysus.
  •         Fig. 36. A sign to the brothel.
  •         Fig. 37. Menorah Library of Celsus.

    The Jewish community ....p. 125

    The Christian community ....p. 126

  •         Fig. 38. Restored Library of Celsus, Ephesus.

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Figure 153

Photograph courtesy of © Ferrell Jenkins 153. The tomb of Flavius Zeuxis at Hierapolis.