Near Selçuk in Selçuk (district), Izmir Province, Turkey
The ‘Rhodian Peristyle’ and The Prytaneum
‘Rodos Tıpı Peristil’ ve ‘Prytaneion
The courtyard (33 x 28 m), lying to the west of the Bouleuterıon and enclosed on all three sides corresponds to the type of the 'Rhodıan Perıstyle' with its elevated columnar architecture at the east. An altar or two smaller temples were located on a raısed podıum to the west sıde. The sacred quarter, probably built ın the Augustan period (27 B.C. - AD. 14), was dedicated to the deified Caesar and Goddess Roma or Artemis and Emperor Augustus.
The Prytaneum, erected in the same period, was entered via a courtyard (26 x 22 m) surrounded by columns; this building was the office of the city's leading government dignitary. Its maın room was used for public banquets for honoured ıindıvıduals. The ashlar foundation in the centre of the room was either used as a sacred altar for Goddess Hestia, or a place for food preparation. In the area of the Prytaneum the four famous Roman copies of the statue of Artemis Ephesia were erected
To the west, a richly decorated banquet-hall or resıdentıal house (14 x 11 m) seems to have been functionally related to the Prytaneum.
Bouleuterıon'un batısındaki uç tarafı çevrili avlu (33 x 28 m), 'doğusunda yükseltilmiş sutun sırası
Yapının batısında bulunan zengin döşenmiş bir ziyafet salonu veya evin (14 x 11 m) işlevsel açıdan Prytaneion'a bağlı olduğu düşünülmektedir.
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Erected by Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlıǧı
Location. 37° 56.213′ N, 27° 20.66′ 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. The Bouleuterion (within shouting distance of this marker in İzmir Province); Temple on the 'State Agora' (within shouting distance of this marker); Pollio Monument and Fountain of Domitian (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The 'State Agora' (about 90 meters away in İzmir Province); The Temple of Domitian (about 90 meters away); Processional Way (about 90 meters away in İzmir); Baths at the 'State Agora' (about 120 meters away); The Memmius Monument (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selçuk.
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the Roman city of Ephesus (Efes) ruins.
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