Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Reliefs, Busts and Statues of Aprodisias

Aphrodisias (Ancient Greek: Ἀφροδισιάς Aphrodisiás) was a small ancient Greek city in Caria. Its site is located near the modern village of Geyre, Turkey, about 230 km (140 mi) south-east of İzmir and about 100 km (62 mi) inland from the coast. Aphrodisias was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who had here her unique cult image, the Aphrodite of Aphrodisias. According to the Byzantine encyclopedic compilation called the Suda, before being known as Aphrodisias, the city had held three previous names: Lelégōn Pólis (Λελέγων πόλις, "City of the Leleges"), Megálē Pólis (Μεγάλη Πόλις, "Great City"), and Ninóē (Νινόη),
Sometime before 640, in the Late Antique period, the city was renamed Stauroúpolis (Σταυρούπολις, "City of the Cross").
The city was built near a marble quarry that was extensively exploited in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and sculpture in marble from Aphrodisias became famous in the Roman world. Many examples of statuary have been unearthed in Aphrodisias, and some representations of the Aphrodite of Aphrodisias also survive from other parts of the Roman world, as far afield as Pax Julia in Lusitania


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The Sebasteion of Aphrodisias is a work without parallel in the ancient world. The structure is in fact a sort of a complex, consisting of an entry building, a holy path with three-storey porticoes on both sides and a Temple of Augustus at the end of the path. According to an inscription on the structure, it was dedicated to Aprodite and to the first Roman Emperors – Augustus, Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero.
The Sebastion, Aphrodisias by taicheThe Three Graces of Aphrodisias by taiche
Roman Man In Toga by taicheStatue of A Roman Priest Wearing A Toga by taicheAphrodite, The Goddess of Love and Beauty by taiche
The Statue of The Unidentified Philosopher by taiche

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