Ephesus in Selçuk District, İzmir, Turkey — Aegean Region (Coastal)
The Great Theatre
Büyük Tiyatro [text in Turkish...]
The Great Theatre [text in English]
The Great Theatre goes back to a preceding structure of the Hellenistic period (3rd-1st century B.C.). In the Roman period there was an extensive rebuilding under the Emperors Domitian (A.D. 81-96) and Trajan (A.D. 98-117) with at first a two-, later three-storeyed impressive facade. In addition to theatre performances, assemblies also took place there; in the later Imperial period, gladiatorial contests are also attested. Before the 7th century the Theatre was incorporated into the Byzantine city walls.
Das Grosse Theater
Das Große Theater geht auf einen hellenistischen Vorgängerbau (3.-1. Jh. v. Chr.) zurück. In römischer Zeit erfuhr es unter den Kaisern Domitian (81-96 n. Chr.) und Trajan (98-117 n. Chr.) eine umfangreiche Neugestaltung mit einer zunächst zwei-, später dreigeschossigen Prunkfassade. Neben Theateraufführungen diente es auch Versammlungen; für die fortgeschrittene Kaiserzeit ist eine Funktion als Gladiatorenarena nachweisbar. Noch vor dem 7. Jahrhundert wird das Theater in die byzantinische Stadtmauer eingebunden.
Erected by T.C. Kültür Ve Turizm Bakanliği and Osterrichisches Archaologisthes Insitut, Gradung Ephesos
Location. 37° 56.449′ N, 27° 20.524′ E. Marker is in Ephesus, İzmir, in Selçuk District. Marker is on Efes Harabeleri (Marble Road/Harbor Street) south of Efes Yolu. Touch for map. The theatre is within the restored Ephesus Archaeological Site, off the intersection of the old Marble Road and the Harbor Street. Marker is in this post office area: Ephesus, İzmir 35920, Turkey.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hellenistic Fountain House (within shouting distance of this marker in Izmir Province); Tetragonos Agora - The Commercial Market (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line in Izmir Province); The So-Called House of Pleasure (about 210 meters away in Izmir Province); The Celsus Library (about 210 meters away); The Latrine (about 240 meters away in Izmir Province); Terrace House 2 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away in Izmir Province); The Temple of Hadrian (approx. 0.2 kilometers away in Izmir Province); The Hellenistic Fountain and the Hexagon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away in Izmir Province).
More about this marker. On the top right are diagrams of the Theatre floor plan and the Ephesus archaeological site. On the bottom right are photos with the captions, "The Theatre around 1900" and "Excavation at the scene
Also see . . .
1. The Riot against Paul at the Great Theater of Ephesus. (Acts 19:23-41 from the New Translation of the Holy Scriptures) (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Ephesus. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Panayir Hill; the Marble Way; Efes; Artemis Cult
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on June 14, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5, 6. submitted on July 1, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.