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Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
(/æfrəˈdɪsiəs/;[1] Ancient Greek: Ἀφροδισιάς, translit. Aphrodisiás) was a small ancient Greek Hellenistic
Hellenistic
city in the historic Caria
Caria
cultural region of western Anatolia, Turkey. It is located near the modern village of Geyre, about 100 km (62 mi) east/inland from the coast of the Aegean Sea, and 230 km (140 mi) southeast of İzmir. Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who had here her unique cult image, the Aphrodite
Aphrodite
of Aphrodisias. According to the Suda, a Byzantine encyclopedic compilation, before the city became known as Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
(c.3rd century BCE) it had three previous names: Lelégōn Pólis (Λελέγων πόλις, "City of the Leleges"),[2] Megálē Pólis (Μεγάλη Πόλις, "Great City"), and Ninóē (Νινόη).[3] Sometime before 640, in the Late Antiquity
Late Antiquity
period when it was within the Byzantine Empire, the city was renamed Stauroúpolis (Σταυρούπολις, "City of the Cross").[4] In 2017 it was inscribed on the UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
list.[5]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Geological history 1.2 Ecclesiastical history

2 Buildings and other structures

2.1 Temple of Aphrodite 2.2 Monumental gateway 2.3 Bouleuterion 2.4 Sebasteion 2.5 Stadium

3 Other finds

3.1 Inscriptions 3.2 Frieze

4 Aphrodite
Aphrodite
of Aphrodisias 5 Archaeology 6 See also 7 References and sources 8 Further reading 9 External links

History[edit]

Modern Geyre.

Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
was the metropolis (provincial capital) of the region and Roman province
Roman province
of Caria.[6] White and blue grey Carian marble was extensively quarried from adjacent slopes in the Hellenistic
Hellenistic
and Roman periods, for building facades and sculptures. Marble
Marble
sculptures and sculptors from Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
became famous in the Roman world. Many examples of statuary have been unearthed in Aphrodisias, and some representations of the Aphrodite
Aphrodite
of Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
also survive from other parts of the Roman world, as far afield as Pax Julia in Lusitania.[7] The city had notable schools for sculpture, as well as philosophy, remaining a centre of paganism until the end of the 5th century.[6] The city was destroyed by earthquake in the early 7th century, and never recovered its former prosperity, being reduced to a small fortified settlement on the site of the ancient theatre.[6] Around the same time, it was also renamed to Stauropolis (Greek: Σταυροῡπολις, "city of the Cross") to remove pagan connotations, but already by the 8th century it was known as Caria after the region, which later gave rise to its modern Turkish name, Geyre.[6][8] In Byzantine times, the city was the seat of a fiscal administrative unit (dioikesis).[8] The city was sacked again by the rebel Theodore Mankaphas
Theodore Mankaphas
in 1188, and then by the Seljuk Turks
Seljuk Turks
in 1197. It finally fell under Turkish control towards the end of the 13th century.[6] Geological history[edit] The site is in an earthquake zone and has suffered a great deal of damage at various times, especially in severe tremors of the 4th and 7th centuries. An added complication was that one of the 4th century earthquakes altered the water table, making parts of the town prone to flooding. Evidence can be seen of emergency plumbing installed to combat this problem. Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
never fully recovered from the 7th century earthquake, and fell into disrepair. Part of the town was covered by the modern village of Geyre; some of the cottages were removed in the 20th century to reveal the older city. A new Geyre
Geyre
has been built a short distance away. Ecclesiastical history[edit] Le Quien
Le Quien
(Oriens christianus, I, 899–904) mentions twenty bishops of this see, among whom were:

Ammonius at the First Council of Nicæa
First Council of Nicæa
in 325 Eumenius at the First Council of Constantinople
First Council of Constantinople
in 381 Cyrus at the First Council of Ephesus
First Council of Ephesus
in 431 Critonianus at the Council of Chalcedon
Council of Chalcedon
in 451 Severianus at the Second Council of Constantinople
Second Council of Constantinople
in 553 Ephraem of Caria, a liturgical poet, etc.

Another bishop, Theopropios, is mentioned by an inscription (Revue des études grecques, XIX, 298). Bishops are known from the Notitia Episcopatuum of pseudo-Epiphanius (about 640AD). The town was also home to the martyrs Diodorus
Diodorus
and Rodopiano during the persecution of Diocletian. In the 7th century Stauropolis had twenty-eight suffragan bishops and twenty-six at the beginning of the 10th century. Surviving acta record that between 1356 and 1368 it was without a metropolitan, but was under the administration of the metropolitan of Bizye. In 1369 metropolitan reappears as the recipient of the churches of Miletus
Miletus
and Antioch
Antioch
on the Maeander, and another is mentioned in 1399.[9] Isaias of Stauropolis attended the Council of Florence
Council of Florence
(1439) and fled to avoid signing the decree of union. Stauropolis remains a Roman Catholic titular metropolitan see of the former Roman province
Roman province
of Caria, under the name Stauropoli (Latin: Archidioecesis Stauropolitana).[10] Buildings and other structures[edit]

The Temple of Aphrodite.

The monumental gateway or tetrapylon.

The odeon.

Temple of Aphrodite[edit] The Temple of Aphrodite
Aphrodite
was a focal point of the town, but the character of the building was altered when it became a Christian basilica. The Aphrodisian sculptors became renowned and benefited from a plentiful supply of marble close at hand. The school of sculpture was very productive;[11] much of their work can be seen around the site and in the museum. Many full-length statues were discovered in the region of the agora, and trial and unfinished pieces pointing to a true school are in evidence. Sarcophagi
Sarcophagi
were recovered in various locations, most frequently decorated with designs consisting of garland and columns. Pilasters have been found showing what are described as "peopled scrolls" with figures of people, birds and animals entwined in acanthus leaves. Monumental gateway[edit] A monumental gateway, or tetrapylon, leads from the main north-south street of the town into a large forecourt in front of the Temple or Sanctuary of Aphrodite. The gateway was built ca. A.D. 200. Bouleuterion[edit] The bouleuterion (council house), or odeon, is centered on the north side of the North Agora. As it stands today, it consists of a semicircular auditorium fronted by a shallow stage structure about 46 m wide. The lower part of the auditorium survives intact, with nine rows of marble seats divided into five wedges by radial stairways. The seating of the upper part, amounting to an additional twelve rows, has collapsed together with its supporting vaults. The plan is an extremely open one, with numerous entrances at ground level and several stairways giving access to the upper rows of seats. A system of massive parallel buttresses shows that the building was originally vaulted. The auditorium would have been lighted by a series of tall, arched windows in the curved outer wall. Seating capacity
Seating capacity
can be estimated at about 1750. The available evidence indicates a construction date in the Antonine or early Severan period (late 2nd or early 3rd century AD). The scaenae frons (stage front) was certainly put up at this time, as the style of both sculpture and architectural ornament suggest. Statue bases terminating the retaining walls of the auditorium bore the names of two brothers, senators in the early Severan period, and two inscribed bases placed symmetrically against the exterior facade held statues of Aphrodisian benefactors, Claudia Antonia Tatiana and her uncle Lucius Antonius Dometinus, who were active at the end of the 2nd century.[12] Tatiana is known to have had close ties with Ephesus, and it is possible that the striking similarities between this building and the bouleuterion on the civic agora there, dated by inscription to the mid-2nd century, are due to some initiative on her part. We do not know what stood here before the 2nd century AD, but it is likely that the present building replaced a smaller one contemporary with the laying out of the agora in the late 1st century BC. The bouleuterion at Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
remained in this form until the early 5th century, when a municipal official had it adapted as a palaestra, recording his achievement in an inscription on the upper molding of the pulpitum (stage). Palaestra usually refers to a wrestling ground, but in the 5th century it could be used to describe a hall for lectures, performances, and various kinds of competitive displays, as suggested by a number of factional inscriptions carved on the seats. Numerous additional cuttings in the surviving seats, probably for poles supporting awnings, suggest that by this time the building had lost its roof. The orchestra was lowered and provided with a marble pavement, reused, perhaps, from the earlier phase.[13] Sebasteion[edit]

The Sebasteion

The Sebasteion,[14] or Augusteum, was jointly dedicated, according to a 1st-century inscription on its propylon, "To Aphrodite, the Divine Augusti and the People". A relief found in the ruins of the south portico represented a personification of the polis making sacrifice to the cult image of Aphrodite
Aphrodite
of Aphrodisias, venerated as promētōr, "foremother" or "ancestral mother". " Aphrodite
Aphrodite
represents the cosmic force that integrates imperial power with the power of local elites," a reader of Chariton
Chariton
romance has noted.[15] This connection between the goddess and the imperial house was also a particularly politic one at the time, as the Gens Julia
Gens Julia
- the family of Julius Caesar, Octavian Augustus, and their immediate successors - claimed divine descent from Venus/Aphrodite.

The stadium

Stadium[edit] The stadium was used for athletic events until the theatre was badly damaged by a 7th-century earthquake, requiring part of the stadium to be converted for events previously staged in the theatre. The stadium measures[16] approximately 270 m (890 ft) by 60 m (200 ft). With 30 rows of seats on each side, and around each end, it would have had a maximum capacity for around 30,000 spectators. The track measures approximately 225 m (738 ft) by 30 m (98 ft). As the stadium is considerably larger and structurally more extensive than even the stadium at the Sanctuary of Apollo
Apollo
at Delphi, it is probably one of the best preserved structures of its kind in the Mediterranean. Other finds[edit] Inscriptions[edit] The quality of the marble in Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
has resulted in an unusually large number of inscribed items surviving in the city. As many pieces of monumental quarried stone were reused in the Late Antique city walls, many inscriptions could and can be easily read without any excavation; the city has therefore been visited and its inscriptions recorded repeatedly in modern times, starting from the early 18th century. Upwards of 2000 inscriptions have been recorded by excavators under the aegis of New York University. Many of these inscriptions had been re-used in the city walls. Most inscriptions are from the Imperial period, with funerary and honorary texts being particularly well represented, but there are a handful of texts from all periods from the Hellenistic
Hellenistic
to Byzantine. Excavations in Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
have also uncovered an important Jewish inscription whose context is unclear. The inscription, in Greek, lists donations made by numerous individuals, of whom several are classed as 'theosebeis', or Godfearers.[17] It seems clear through comparative evidence from the inscriptions in the Sardis
Sardis
synagogue and from the New Testament
New Testament
that such Godfearers were probably interested gentiles who attached themselves to the Jewish community, supporting and perhaps frequenting the synagogue. The geographical spread of the evidence suggests this was a widespread phenomenon in Asia Minor during the Roman period. Frieze[edit] A frieze discovered in 1980 showing a bare breasted and helmeted female warrior labelled BRITANNIA writhing in agony under the knee of a Roman soldier with to the left and below the inscription TIBERIUS CLAUDIUS CAESAR is assumed to depict Britain subjugated by Rome.[18] Aphrodite
Aphrodite
of Aphrodisias[edit]

The Aphrodite
Aphrodite
of Aphrodisias

The cult image that is particular to Aphrodisias, the Aphrodite
Aphrodite
of Aphrodisias, doubtless was once housed in the Temple of Aphrodite.[19] She was a distinctive local goddess who became, by interpretatio graeca, identified with the Greek Aphrodite. Her canonical image, typical of Anatolian cult images, shows that she is related to the Lady of Ephesus,[20] widely venerated in the Greco-Roman world as Artemis of Ephesus. The surviving images, from contexts where they must have been more civic than ritual, are without exception from the late phase of the cult, in Hellenistic
Hellenistic
and Roman times. They are rendered in the naturalistic style common to their culture, which gave the local goddess more universal appeal.[21] Like the Lady of Ephesus, the "Aphrodite" of Aphrodisia wears a thick, form-disguising tunic, encasing her as if in a columnar box, always with four registers of standardized imagery. Her feet are of necessity close together, her forearms stretched forward, to receive and to give. She is adorned with necklaces and wears a mural crown[22] together with a diadem and a wreath of myrtle, draped with a long veil that frames her face and extends to the ground. Beneath her overtunic she wears a floor-length chiton. The bands of decoration on the tunic, rendered in bas-relief, evoke the Goddess's cosmic powers: the Charites, the Three Graces that are the closest attendants of Aphrodite; heads of a married pair (the woman is veiled), identified by Lisa Brody as Gaia and Uranos, Earth and the Heavens, over which this goddess reigns, rather than as Zeus and Hera; Helios
Helios
and Selene
Selene
separated by a pillar; the marine Aphrodite,[23] riding a sea-goat, and at the base a group of Erotes performing cult rituals. Archaeology[edit] The first formal excavations were undertaken in 1904-5, by a French railroad engineer, Paul Augustin Gaudin. Some of the architectural finds (mostly friezes, pilasters and capitals) he discovered at the site are now in the British Museum.[24] The most recent, ongoing excavations were begun by Kenan Erim under the aegis of New York University
New York University
in 1962 and are currently led by Professor R. R. R. Smith (at Oxford University) and Professor Katharine Welch of the NYU Institute of Fine Arts. The findings reveal that the lavish building programme in the city's civic center was initiated and largely funded by one Gaius Julius Zoilus, a local who was a slave of Gaius Julius Caesar, set free by Octavian.[25] When Zoilus returned as a freedman to his native city, endowed with prestige and rich rewards for his service, he shrewdly directed it to align with Octavian
Octavian
in his power struggle against Mark Antony. This ensured Octavian's lasting favor in the form of financial privileges that allowed the city to prosper. In September 2014, drones weighing about 0.5 kg were used to 3D map the above-ground ruins of Aphrodisias. The data is being analysed by the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Vienna.[26] In March 2018, an ancient tomb has been unearthed in an area where illegal excavations were carried out. The tomb was taken to the Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
Museum.[27] See also[edit]

Alexander of Aphrodisias Chariton, whose novel Chaereas and Callirhoe reflects the power structure of Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
in the 1st-2nd century

References and sources[edit]

References

^ "Aphrodisias". Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University
Oxford University
Press. Retrieved 2016-01-20.  ^ For Greeks, "Leleges" denoted an ancient pre-Greek people. ^ See Suda
Suda
Online s.v. Ninoe, [1] (accessed 25-12-2006); the elite of Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
linked their founding to the Assyrian ruler called in Greek Ninus, the eponymous founder also of Nineveh. ^ Siméon Vailhé, "Stauropolis" The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912 full text, citing Heinrich Gelzer, Ungedruckte ... Texte der Notitiæ episcopatuum, 534. The name Tauropolis, said to have been borne by the town prior to that of Stauropolis, is an error of several scholars, e.g. Revue des études grecques 19:228-30; the error 'Tauropolis' derives from inscription IAph 42: see discussion by Roueché at ALA VI.48 ^ UNESCO
UNESCO
2017 inscriptions ^ a b c d e Foss, Clive (1991). "Aphrodisias". In Kazhdan, Alexander. The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. p. 128. ISBN 0-19-504652-8.  ^ Peter Noelke, "Zwei unbekännte Repliken der Aphrodite
Aphrodite
von Aphrosias in Köln" Arkäologischer Anzeiger 98.1:107-31. ^ a b Nesbitt, John W.; Oikonomides, Nicolas, eds. (1994). "Karia/Stauropolis". Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Volume 2: South of the Balkans, the Islands, South of Asia Minor. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. pp. 167–169. ISBN 0-88402-226-9.  ^ Speros Vryonis, The Decline of Medieval Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of Islamization from the Eleventh through the Fifteenth Century (Berkeley: University of California, 1971), p. 296 ^ "Stauropolis". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.  ^ Kenan T. Erim, "The school of Aphrodisias, " Archaeology 20.1:18-27. ^ Sculptures of the Bouleuterion. ^ The architecture of the Bouleuterion
Bouleuterion
is examined by Lionel Bier, "The Bouleuterion
Bouleuterion
at Aphrodisias," Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
Papers 4 ^ Sebastós is the Greek equivalent of Latin Augustus. ^ Douglas R. Edwards notes in, "Defining the Web of Power in Asia Minor: The Novelist Chariton
Chariton
and His City Aphrodisias" Journal of the American Academy of Religion 62.3 (Autumn 1994:699-718) p. 711. ^ "New York University, Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
Excavations website". Stadium. Retrieved 2011-12-26.  ^ Published by J. M. Reynolds and R. F. Tannenbaum, Jews and Godfearers at Aphrodisias, Cambridge Philological Society Supplementary Volume 12, (Cambridge, 1987) ^ Roman Britain By Timothy W. Potter and Catherine Johns, University of California Press, 1992 p. 40 ^ This section follows the dissertation by Lisa R. Brody, under the direction of Christopher Ratté, "The Iconography and Cult of the Aphrodite
Aphrodite
of Aphrodisias"; her upcoming book will present a catalogue of all surviving images. ^ Lisa Brody notes other images of similar formula: the Artemis of Perge, the Artemis of Claros, the Kore of Sardis, Zeus
Zeus
Labraundeus, and Jupiter Heliopolitanus of Baalbek. ^ Lisa Brody suggests the refounding of Artemisias as a Greek polis about the second century BCE as a possible context for the recreation in Hellenistic
Hellenistic
terms of a postulated archaic image. ^ In the third century BCE, artists began to place a mural crown on images of the goddess Cybele, who had been represented since Hittite times with a cylindrical polos. The Artemis of Ephesus
Ephesus
also wears a mural crown in Hellenistic-Roman images; such a substitution is likely also for the reinterpretation of the Lady of Aphrodisias. ^ The marine Aphrodite, known to Greeks
Greeks
as Aphrodite
Aphrodite
Pelagia, to Romans as Venus Marina, is not elsewhere represented riding the sea-goat. ^ British Museum
British Museum
Collection ^ R. R. R. Smith, "The Monument of C. Julius Zoilos" Aphrodisias Papers 2 R. R. R. Smith, K. T. Erim (eds) 1993. ^ Hudson, Hal (24 September 2014). "Air-chaeological drones search for ancient treasures" (2988). New Scientist. Retrieved 2 October 2014.  ^ Ancient tomb found in illegal excavations in Aydın

Sources

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Stauropolis". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.  [2] (Late Antique and Ecclesiastical History)

Further reading[edit]

Foss, C., S. Mitchell, et al. (2007), 'Aphrodisias/Ninoe', http://pleiades.stoa.org/places/638753/. Erim, Kenan T., "Aphrodisias, Awakened City Of Ancient Art", National Geographic Magazine, 1972, June. Erim, Kenan T., "Aphrodisias", Net Turistik Yayinlar A.S. (Istanbul, 1990). Erim, Kenan T., Aphrodisias: City of Venus Aphrodite
Aphrodite
(New York: Facts on File, 1986). Joukowsky, Martha Sharp, Pre-Historic Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
(Université Catholique de Louvain 1996) available at https://web.archive.org/web/20080709045224/http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ID/6582/Location/DBBC L. Herbert, "Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Aphrodisias," in Calvin B. Kendall, Oliver Nicholson, William D. Phillips, Jr., Marguerite Ragnow (eds.), Conversion to Christianity from Late Antiquity to the Modern Age: Considering the Process in Europe, Asia, and the Americas (Minneapolis: Center for Early Modern History, 2009) (Minnesota Studies in Early Modern History). MacDonald, David, The Coinage of Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
(London: Royal Numismatic Society, 1992) New York University, Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
Excavations website, available: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/aphrodisias/home.ti.htm Ratté, Christopher, "Archaeological Computing at Aphrodisias, Turkey", Connect, Humanities Computing, New York University, Summer 1998, available: http://www.nyu.edu/its/pubs/connect/archives/98summer/rattearchaeological.html. Ratté, Christopher and R. R. R. Smith (eds), Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
papers 4: new research on the city and its monuments (Portsmouth, RI: Journal of Roman Archaeology, 2008) (JRA supplementary series, 70). Pleiades Reynolds, Joyce, Charlotte Roueché and Gabriel Bodard (2007), Inscriptions of Aphrodisias, available http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/iaph2007, ISBN 978-1-897747-19-3 Roueché, Charlotte (2004), Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
in Late Antiquity: The Late Roman and Byzantine Inscriptions, revised second edition, available: http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/ala2004, ISBN 1-897747-17-9 Roueche, Charlotte, Erim, Kenan T. (edd.) (1991), Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias
Papers: Recent Work on Architecture and Sculpture, Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series.

External links[edit]

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Antioch
on the Cragus Antioch
Antioch
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Aphrodisias
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Corycus
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Telmessos
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Antioch
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Antioch
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UNESCO
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Aphrodisias Ephesus Hierapolis
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Xanthos
/ Letoon1

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Hittite Capital of Hattusa Safranbolu

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Historic city of Ani

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Selimiye Mosque
and its Social Complex

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Xanthos
Xanthos
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Southeastern Anatolia

Mount Nemrut
Mount Nemrut
in Commagene Diyarbakır Fortress
Diyarbakır Fortress
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