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The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Guy Maclean Rogers


Artemis of Ephesos was one of the most widely worshiped deities of the Greco-Roman world. Her temple, the Artemision, was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and for more than half a millennium people flocked to Ephesos to learn the great secret of the mysteries and sacrifices that were celebrated every year on her birthday. This book sets out the evidence for the celebration of Artemis's mysteries against the background of the remarkable urban development of the city during the Roman Empire and then proposes an entirely new theory about the great secret that was revealed to initiat ... More

Keywords: Artemision, Ephesos, Roman Empire, Christianity, cult, polytheism, adaptation, Greco-Roman world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300178630
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300178630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guy Maclean Rogers, author