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Nike of Ephesus

Nike in Ephesus

The date of Nike relief in Ephesus points to the late Roman period which is around the 4th and 5th centuries. Nike holds a palm in her right hand and a wreath of laurel leaves in her left hand. Nike is mentioned as the goddess of victory in Greek mythology,...

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Gladiators of Ephesus

Located 300 m from the stadium where they fought for their lives, the gladiators’ mass grave was found to cover an area of about 20 square metres. In it, experts uncovered a three-metre-deep layer packed with over 2,000 bones and 5,000 smaller fragments which are thought to have belonged to...

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Hermes of Ephesus

The root of the idea of Mercury lies in Greek mythology with the messenger god, Hermes. The Romans, whose culture was in many ways derivative of the Greeks, borrowed the old stories and myths from the Greek God Hermes and laid them on top of their own similar god, Mercury....

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Apollo of Ephesus

The son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis. Apollo was the god of music (principally the lyre, and he directed the choir of the Muses) and also of prophecy, colonization, medicine, archery (but not for war or hunting), poetry, dance, intellectual inquiry, and the carer of...

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