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Near Selçuk in Selçuk (district), Izmir Province, Turkey
 

The So-Called Alytarchs’ Stoa

‘Alytarchus Stoası’

 

—Die ‘Alytarchenstoa’ —

 
The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
1. The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa Marker
Captions (English / Turkish): 1. Mosaic, detail of the middle emblem / Mosaik, sorta amblemin detayi; 2. Reconstruction of the so-called Alytarch's Stoa / 'Alytarchus Stoasi' rekonstrüksiyonu.
Inscription. English:
A 4.7-5.5 m-wide hall (stoa) dated to the late antique period (4th /5th century A.D.), according to an inscription, borders the two Terrace Houses along the Curetes Street. The hall, built over honourific Imperial monuments, overcomes a difference in level of 2.5 m via steps to the east. A polychrome mosaic floor with geometric, floral and figurative designs covers the floor of the hall.

Turkish:
Bulunan bir yapım yazıtı sayesinde Geç Antik Çağ'a tarihlenen (İ.S. 4./5. yüzyıl), 4,7-5,5 m genişliğinde bir galeri (stoa), her iki Yamaç Ev'i de Kuretler Caddesi boyunca sınırlar.
Roma İmparatorluk Dönemi onursal anıtlarının üzerine inşa edilmiş olan galerinin 2,5 m'lik kot farkı, doğuda basamaklarla karşılanmıştır. Çok renkli geometrik, bitkisel ve figüratif desenlerle bezeli alanlara sahip bir mozaik, galerinin tüm zeminini kaplamaktadır.

German: To read the German text, click on the marker image to enlarge it.
 
Erected by Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlıǧı and Osterreichisches Archaologisches Institut.
 
Location. 37° 56.301′ N, 27° 
The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
2. The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa Marker
20.516′ E. Marker is near Selçuk, Izmir Province, in Selçuk (district). Marker can be reached from Efes Yolu just from Dr. Sabri Yayla Boulevard (Izmir Province Route D515). Touch 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. Terrace House 1 (a few steps from this marker); The Temple of Hadrian (a few steps from this marker); The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Peristyle Courtyard of Dwelling Unit 6 (within shouting distance of this marker); Terrace House 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nymphaeum Traiani (within shouting distance of this marker); The Latrine (within shouting distance of this marker); Graffiti in Terrace House 2 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Mosaic on the So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
3. Mosaic on the So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa
The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 2, 2015
4. The So-Called Alytarchs' Stoa
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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