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Selçuk in Selçuk (district), Izmir Province, Turkey
 

Pollio Monument and Fountain of Domitian

Pollo Yapisi ve Domitianus Çeşmesi

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
1. Pollio Monument and Fountain of Domitian Marker
Captions (English / Turkish): 1. Excavation of the Pollio Monument and the Fountain of Domitian (1958). / Polio Yapisi ve Domitianus Çeşmes'nin kazisi (1958); 2. The Pollio Monument and the Fountain of Domitian from the west. / Polio Yapisi ve Domitianus Çeşmesi - batidan.; 3. The Polyphemus group from the Fountain of Domitian. / Domitianus Çeşmesi'nden Polyphemos grubu
Inscription. English:
The 8 x 6.5 m large and 6.4 m tall socle is the remainder of an honorific burial, which was erected ın the 1st half of the 1st century A.D. in memory of Gaius Sextilius Pollio by his stepson, on land provided by the city for that purpose: in this manner, the city commemorated the donor both of the Basilica at the State Agora and of an aqueduct.

To the south of the Pollio Monument the Fountain of Domitian was constructed 92/93 A.D.; its grand apse opened onto the Domitian Square. Tendril-entwined pillars carried the arches, which are presently indicated by a concrete-marble composition. A group statue depicting the adventures of Odysseus with Polyphemus stood in the niche. The former Pollio Monument was incorporated into this new construction, and the architectural screen thereby created was decorated with statues.

Turkish:
Bugün yapıdan geriye kalan 8 x 6,5 rn büyüklüğünde ve 6,4 m yükseklıǧindeki kaide, İlS. 1. yüzyılın ilk yarısında Gaius Sextilius Pollio onuruna üvey oğlunun kent tarafından verilen arazide yaptırdığı bir onur anıt mezarıdır: Kent böylelikle Devlet Agorası'ndaki Bazilika'yı ve bir su kemerini bağışlayan bu kışıyı onurlandırmıştır.
Pollio Monument and Fountain of Domitian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
2. Pollio Monument and Fountain of Domitian Marker
Pollio Yapısı'nın güneyinde I.S. 92/93 yıllarında büyük apsisi Domitıanus Meydanı'na açılan, Domitianus Çeşmesi inşa edilmiştir. Günümüzde beton ve mermerden oluşan bir kompozisyonla verilmeye çalışılan sarmaşıklı payeler çeşmenin kemerini taşımaktaydı. Nişin içinde Odysseus'un Polyphemos macerasını temsileden bir heykel grubu durmaktaydı. Daha eski olan Pollio Yapısı bu y düzenlemeyle oluşturulan mimari kulis çerçevesinde heykellerle donatılmıştır.

German: To read the German text, click on the marker image to enlarge it.
 
Location. 37° 56.212′ N, 27° 20.599′ E. Marker is in Selçuk, Izmir Province, in Selçuk (district). Marker can be reached from Efes Yolu just south of Dr. Sabri Yayla Boulevard (Izmir Province Route D515). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selçuk, Izmir Province 35920, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Temple of Domitian (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memmius Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Hydrekdocheion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Inscriptions Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The 'Rhodian Peristyle' and The Prytaneum (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Bouleuterion (about 150 meters away in İzmir Province); The Nymphaeum Traiani (about 150 meters away); The 'State Agora' (about 180 meters away in İzmir Province). Click for a list of all markers in Selçuk.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the ruins of the Roman city of Ephesus (Efes) .
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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