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  Ephesus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The many-breasted "Lady of Ephesus", identified by Greeks with Artemis, was venerated in the Temple of Artemis, the largest building of the ancient world, according to Pausanias (4.31.8) and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, of which scarcely a trace remains (illustration, left).
Ephesus was the setting for the Third Ecumenical Council in 431, which resulted in the condemnation of Nestorius.
The Roman city of Ephesus was abandoned in the 6th century AD when the harbor completely filled in with river silt (despite repeated dredges during the city's history), removing its access to the Aegean Sea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ephesus   (812 words)

 EPHESUS - LoveToKnow Article on EPHESUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ephesus was very prosperous during the Hellenistic period, and is conspicuous both then and later for the abundance of its coinage, which gives us a more complete list of magistrates names than we have for any other Ionian city.
The third Attalus of Pergamum bequeathed Ephesus with the rest of his possessions to the Roman people, and it became for a while the chief city, and for longer the first port, of the province of Asia, the richest in the empire.
Ephesus contested stoutly with Smyrna and Pergamum the honor of being called the first city of Asia; each city appealed to Rome, and we still possess rescripts in which the emperors endeavoured to mitigate the bitterness of the rivalry.
80.1911encyclopedia.org /E/EP/EPHESUS.htm   (4835 words)

 Ephesus, Efes, Turkey-Adiyamanli.org
Until 1990, the oldest of the remains exhibited in the Ephesus Museum were from a Mycenaean tomb that was discovered during the construction of the parking area in front of the castle.
Ephesus was named capital of the province, and thus became the most important city and trading center of Asia, and the permanent location of the Roman magistrate.
The harbour of Ephesus was the key to the city's wealth and trade, but silt carried by the River Kaistros (the Small Menderes River) began to cause problems during the reign of Emperor Hadrian, from 117 to 138 A.D. By the fourth century, the harbour could hardly be used.
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 Ephesus, Turkey | Library of Celsus, Arcadian Way, Temple Of Hardrian
Ephesus, with a population of 300,000, was the chief commercial city of the province and the center of the mother goddess worship of western Asia.
Ephesus was full of wizards, sorcerers, witches, astrologers, diviners of the entrails of animals and people who could read one's fortune by the palm of the hand.
As the twin sister of Apollo and the daughter of Zeus, Artemis was known variously as the moon goddess, the goddess of hunting, and the patroness of young girls.
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 Ephesus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ephesus, the most renowned of the ancient towns founded in the Ionian region in Western Anatolia, is located on the south of Izmir's Selcuk County.
The ruins of Ephesus take on a value and a special significance among the innumerable sites of an archaeological interest: this is due to its inestimable artistic patrimony, its enormous heritage of history and culture, and the inexhaustible beauty and charm of its archaeological site.
The original site of Ephesus was most likely established on the Aegean coast, on the shores of that sea which today is located eight kilometres (5 miles) away from the archaeological excavations.
www.kusadasi.com /ephesus.htm   (1168 words)

The Church of Ephesus was committed to his disciple, St. Timothy, a native of the city (1 Timothy 1, 3; 2 Timothy 1, 18; 4:12).
But the resistance of Ephesus was overcome at the Council of Chalcedon (451), whose famous twenty-eighth canon placed the twenty-eight ecclesiastical provinces of Pontus, Asia, and Thrace under the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Constantinople.
Ephesus was taken in 655 and 717 by the Arabs.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05490a.htm   (1629 words)

Ephesus was a luxurious and splendid eastern city but it was given up to the magic arts and idolatrous superstitions of the Orient.
Ephesus was a proud, rich, busy port, the market of Asia Minor and called "The Treasure House of Asia." In those days trade followed the river valleys and Ephesus stood at the mouth of the Cayster commanding the richest hinterland in Asia Minor.
Ephesus in the first century was a dying city, given to parasite pursuits, living like Athens on a reputation, a curious meeting place of old and new religions, of East and West.
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Ephesus maintained friendly relations with Persia for about 50 years: in 478 Xerxes, returning from his failure in Greece, honoured Artemis of Ephesus, although he sacked other Ionian shrines, and left his children for safety in Ephesus; and Themistocles landed there in the 460s on his flight to Persia.
Ephesus shared in a general revolt of 412 BC against Athens, siding with Sparta in the Second Peloponnesian War, and remained an effective ally of Sparta down to the end of the war.
Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia to which the Revelation to John was addressed.
www.realtime.net /~wdoud/topics/ephesus.html   (1831 words)

 Turkish Odyssey/Places of Interest/Aegean/Ephesus
Ephesus II was on the north slope of Panayir Dagi (Mount Pion).
Ephesus was the site of the third ecumenical council of 431 AD at which the question of the Virgin Mary being the Mother of God was debated.
The Ephesus Museum is in the town of Selcuk at the eastern foothill of Ayasuluk Hill.
www.turkishodyssey.com /places/aegean/aegean3.htm   (5593 words)

 Ephesus - All About Turkey
The city was taken by the Kingdom of Pergamon after 190 B.C., by Rome in 133 B.C., and later by Byzantium, Ephesus maintained its importance during the period of Christianity, and the apostle St.
Ephesus lived through its third glorious period during the reign of Justinianus in the middle of the 6th century A.D. and, at this time, the Church of St.
One of the magnificent buildings of Ephesus is the theater, largest in Asia Minor, which had a capacity of 24.000+ people and is in a rather well preserved condition.
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Ephesus was inhabited from the end of the Bronze Age onwards, but changed its location several times in the course of its long history in accordance with habits and requirements.
From the 1st century onwards, Ephesus was visited by Christian disciples attempting to spread the Christian belief in a single God and thus forced to seek refuge from Roman persecution.
In 269 Ephesus and the surrounding country was devastated by the Goths.
www.turizm.net /cities/ephesus   (1201 words)

 The Seven Wonders: The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
That was the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.
When St Paul visited Ephesus to preach Christianity in the first century AD, he was confronted by the Artemis' cult who had no plans to abandon their goddess.
Ephesus was later deserted, and only in the late nineteenth century has the site been excavated.
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Ephesus was one of the greatest cities of the Roman Empire, surpassed only by Rome, Alexandria, and Antioch.
Ephesus was strategically located at the centre of commerce between East and West.
Ephesus was also renowned as a centre of magical practices.
www.ptr.co.nz /turkey/ephesus.htm   (346 words)

 Ephesus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ephesus, known as one of the most fascinating archeological sites in the world, was a large port and trading center at the crossroads of important trade routes, such as the Kind road and the Silk road.
Originally Ephesus was a harbor city but due to the Menderes alluviums over the centuries, the site is now remoted from sea for about 5-6 kms.
Excavation works in Ephesus started about 129 years ago and there is no doubt that these will go on for many years together with restoration works : each piece brought to daylight gives new clues to archeologists about more objects to be discovered or mysteries to be solved.
www.kusadasirealestate.net /ephesus.asp   (490 words)

Ephesus had a bicameral legislation, the first being the Congress of Councillors, which met here, hence the name "Bouleterion".
At the corner of the theater is the Hellenistic Fountain, the smallest structure in Ephesus.
The longest street in Ephesus is the Harbor Avenue (Arcadian Avenue) once lined with statues, and stretching from the theater to the presently silted-in harbor.
www.itw.com.tr /html/ephesus_main.html   (1037 words)

During the Augustan era Ephesus was the largest commercial center in Asia, in fact, the third largest city in the Empire, after Rome and Alexandria, with a population of about 200,000.
Ephesus prospered until the mid to late second century CE, but the increasing incompetence and cruelty of a series of Roman emperors in the late second and third centuries led to its decline.
Ephesus also suffered from troubles on the eastern frontier of' the Empire in the 3d century, assassinations, pogroms against Christians, and the intervention of Goths from southern Russia.
www.abrock.com /Greece-Turkey/ephesus.html   (2435 words)

 Council of Ephesus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Council of Ephesus was held in Ephesus, Asia Minor in 431 under Emperor Theodosius II, grandson of Theodosius the Great.
It is also of historical value to point out that Ephesus was the city of Artemis, see also Acts 19:28.
Canon 6 decreed those who do not abide by the canons of Ephesus are excommunicated.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Council_of_Ephesus   (412 words)

 Ephesus - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Though Pergamos was the center of the Roman religion and of the government, Ephesus was the more accessible, the commercial center and the home of the native goddess Diana; and because of its wealth and situation it gradually became the chief city of the province.
Such was Ephesus when Paul on his 2nd missionary journey in Ac (18:19-21) first visited the city, and when, on his 3rd journey (19:8-10; 20:31), he remained there for two years preaching in the synagogue (19:8,10), in the school of Tyrannus (19:9) and in private houses (20:20).
Ephesus became a Christian city, and in 341 AD a council of the Christian church was held there.
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T3136   (1315 words)

 The UnMuseum - The Temple of Artemis
And so 800 years after its destruction, the magnificent Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, had been completely forgotten by the people of the town that had once held it in such pride.
The Ephesus Artemis was a goddess of fertility and was often pictured as draped with eggs, or multiple breasts, symbols of fertility, from her waist to her shoulders.
Ephesus was one of the greatest cities in Asia Minor at this point and no expense was spared in the construction.
www.unmuseum.org /ephesus.htm   (1510 words)

 Ephesus (BiblePlaces.com)
Ephesus (turizm.net) Describes the history and legends associated with Ephesus, accompanied by a few small pictures.
Ephesus (The Catholic Encyclopedia) A lengthy article detailing the history of the city from its founding to present day.
Ephesus (Unbound Bible) Summarizes the role of this city in Paul's ministry.
www.bibleplaces.com /ephesus.htm   (731 words)

 The Great Theatre of Ephesus History
The city of Ephesus grew considerably during the reign of Augustus and the Theatre expanded accordingly.
Ephesus was first excavated by British archaeologist J.T. Wood from 1863-1874.
As of 2001, the Ephesus excavations were under the direction of Fritz Krinzinger.
www.whitman.edu /theatre/theatretour/ephesus/introduction/ephesus.intro2.htm   (1202 words)

The people of Ephesus, full of rejoicing, escorted the fathers to their houses with torches and incense.
The orthodox were triumphant at Ephesus by their numbers and by the agreement of the papal legates.
The population of Ephesus was on their side.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05491a.htm   (3020 words)

 Ephesus (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
On his return from his journey, Paul touched at Miletus, some 30 miles south of Ephesus (Acts 20:15), and sending for the presbyters of Ephesus to meet him there, he delivered to them that touching farewell charge which is recorded in Acts 20:18-35.
Ephesus is not again mentioned till near the close of Paul's life, when he writes to Timothy exhorting him to "abide still at Ephesus" (1 Tim.
Ephesus is twice mentioned in the Apocalypse (1:11; 2:1).
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/ephesus.html   (473 words)

 Ephesus - Ancient city of Ephesus - Ephesus Turkey
Ephesus, once the most important commercial center of the western Anatolia, is one of the highlights of Turkey that awaits the exploring tourists.
The city was established as a port on the mouth of the river Cayster and was one of the foremost cities of the world for its being on a strategic trade route in Anatolia.
There is as yet no definite knowledge about the exact date of the foundation of Ephesus, but famous historians such as Strabon and Pausanias, agreed in the idea of that Ephesus was founded by Amazons, and inhabited by the oldest settlers of Anatolia-Lelegians and Carians, as early as 3000 BC.
www.kusadasi.net /historical/ephesus.htm   (182 words)

 Temple of Artemision, Artemision Temple Ephesus
She was associated with deeds of darkness, the Goddess of the Crossways, which were held to be ghostly places of evil magic.
At Ephesus, where her great temple was one of the seven wonders of the world, Artemis was represented with a mural crown, with a disc behind the crown; on her breast, a garland of flowers, as a sign of her influence in spring time.
Lions cling to her arms; as mother of wild beasts, she has many breasts; her legs are closely bandaged and ornamented with figures of bulls, stags, lions, and griffins; at the sides are flowers and bees.
www.ephesus.us /ephesus/templeofartemis.htm   (665 words)

 Ephesus Tours, Ephesus Excursions - Regular, Private and V.I.P Ephesus Tours
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and was built around 550 BC, it was about four times the size of the Parthenon.
Ephesus was part of the kingdom of Pergamum which Attalus III bequeathed to Rome in 133 BC.
Ephesus was the most important Roman city of proconsular Asia.
www.ephesusguide.net   (440 words)

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