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Title / Description: AgoraCommentary: Smyrna, located on the western coast of modern day Turkey, is the site of settlement dating back to c.1000 BCE and continuing until the present day in the form of the modern town of Izmir. The site was quite prosperous during the Roman period, and was a center of science and medicine. Smyrna is mentioned several times in the second chapter of the book of Revelations. This is a picture of the site's agora, which dates to the 2nd century CE and is located between the acropolis and the harbor. Corinthian columns lined the agora; however, the capital on a pedestal in the center of the picture is a capital in the Pergamene style.
Provenance: Smyrna, Turkey
Object Type: image - architecture
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author of Commentary: Adam Mendelson
Source: Attridge, Harold W. Harold Attridge slide collection