Gate of Mazaeus and Mithridates (Ephesus, Turkey) : The central arch, detail, showing Greek inscription

Creator:
unknown (Ancient Roman)
Published/Created:
variant, Ephesos, Ephesus, Aegean Region, Turkey
ca. 40 CE
Date Depicted:
10/15/1997
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
marble
Notes:
The gate with three passage ways at the right of the Celsus Library was built in 40 A.D by the emancipated slaves Mazeus and Mythridates for their emperor, Augustus, who gave them their freedom. The passages are vaulted, the front side of the vault facing the Celsus Library is made of black marble, while the other side is white. A Latin inscription with inlaid letters made of bronze is still visible on one side of the structure. Part of the inscription states: From the Emperor Caesar Augustus, the son of the god, the greatest of the priests, who was consul twelve and tribune twenty times; and the wife of August Livia; the son of Lucus, Marc Agrippa who was consul three times, Emperor, and tribune six times; and the daughter of Julio Caesar Augustus, Mazeus and Mythridates to their master and the people." The small area in front of the gate was used as an auditorium. The steps around the gate, in front of the library and the round pedestal were used as seats. In Byzantine Period, the walls in the small area were built when the city walls were reduced in length.
Variant Titles:
Ephesos: Gate of Mazaeus and Mithridates
Topics:
Architecture -- Roman -- (YVRC)
Culture:
Roman
Accession Number:
1A3-R-T-E-6-C8
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
city gates (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; rulers and leaders; Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.; Monuments; Roman Empire; Augustus carving ; construction built works; city gates; built works; monuments; complexes; sites (locations); archaeological sites; excavations
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Three
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
10/15/1997
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10160420
PID:
digcoll:1855011