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Ephesus, an ancient Greek city, was situated on the coast of Ionia, at the central western coast of Asia Minor. It was known for its trade and cult of the goddess Artemis. The city was founded circa 1050 BCE by Ionian Greeks from mainland Greece and was built on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. It was one of the cities of the Ionian League and one of the Greek world’s foremost citie…

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Boddens Hosang, F.J. Elizabeth, “Ephesus”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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