Monthly Archive: December 2020

Apelles of Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute   Apelles was one of the most famous painters of his time. He was born in the city of Colophon in the fourth century BC. Colophon...

Artemidorus Ephesius of Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute Artemidorus Ephesius of Ephesus was a philosopher or better to be called a fortuneteller from Ephesus. He lived around the second century AD. His masterpiece of...

Xenophon of Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute ”The Ephesian Tale of Anthia and Habrocomes” which was one of the most famous books of the ancient times. It was written by Xenophon of Ephesus....

Paeonius of Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute Paeonius of Ephesus was a local of Ephesus who lived between 420 and 380 BC. Paeonius was one of the greatest architects of his time. Chersiphron...

10 Mysterious Facts About Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Sacred flame of the goddess Hestia was kept in the Prytaneion of Ephesus ancient city. The first archeological excavations in Ephesus started in 1863. The Grand...

Gladiators of the Ancient World

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Roots of Gladiators The early gladiators were criminals sentenced to death for their crimes. These people were taken to the arena or the theater for their...

Rufus the Doctor from Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Rufus the doctor was an Ephesian Greek who was born during the era of Emperor Trajan. Rufus was a follower of the famous physician Hippocrates and...

Hermione of Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Hermione of Ephesus was not born in ancient Ephesus city. We know this since she was known to arrive to Asia Minor then to Ephesus looking...

Polycrates of Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute   Polycrates of Ephesus was one of the earliest bishops of Ephesus. He served to Christian Ephesians between 130 and 196. He personally knew Polycarp of...

10 Unknown Facts About Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Ephesus was renamed as Arsineia for a short while by Lysimachus who was a general of Alexander the Great. The City was named Ephesus again after...

Maximus the Magician from Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute Maximus the Magician from Ephesus was the leading advisor and magician of Emperor Julian (331 – 363). Maximus was born to a wealth family in Ephesus...

Memnon of Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute Memnon of Ephesus was the bishop of Ephesus during one of the most important Christian era events of the city which was the third ecumenical council...

Parrhasius of Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute Evenor who was another painter from Ephesus was the father of Parrhasius. Parrhasius of Ephesus did not fall far from the three and became a painter himself...

Being Christian in Turkey

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Original article was taken from Turkish Christians blog and translated from Turkish into English. There are many Christian and non-Muslim communities living in Turkey. Armenians, Assyrians,...

Zenodotus of Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute Zenodotus of Ephesus was a native of Ephesus who was born in the 3rd century BC during the time when Ephesus was being ruled by Ptolemaic...

Battle of Notium

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute The Battle of Notium is also known as the Battle of Ephesus. This naval war took place in 406 BC. 90 Spartan ships clashed with 80...

10 Exciting Facts About Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes The famous term known as “herostratic fame” comes from the incident related to Herostratus who was the arsonist burned the temple of Artemis in Ephesus. World...

Alexander Lychnus of Ephesus

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute Alexander Lychnus of Ephesus was a poet. He was born in Ephesus around the first century BC. Strabo, the famous geographer, philosopher, and historian from Anatolia,...

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