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An ancient city of Greek Asia Minor in present-day western Turkey. Its temple, dedicated to Artemis, or in Roman times Diana, was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Saint Paul visited the city on his missionary journeys.


(Placename) (in ancient Greece) a major trading city on the W coast of Asia Minor: famous for its temple of Artemis (Diana); sacked by the Goths (262 ad)


(ˈɛf ə səs)

an ancient city in W Asia Minor, S of Smyrna (Izmir): famous temple of Artemis, or Diana; early Christian community.
E•phe•sian (ɪˈfi ʒən) adj., n.
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Noun1.Ephesus - an ancient Greek city on the western shore of Asia Minor in what is now TurkeyEphesus - an ancient Greek city on the western shore of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the Temple of Artemis; was a major trading center and played an important role in early Christianity
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
2.Ephesus - the third ecumenical council in 431 which declared Mary as mother of God and condemned Pelagius
ecumenical council - (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline; "the first seven councils through 787 are considered to be ecumenical councils by both the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox church but the next fourteen councils are considered ecumenical only by the Roman Catholic church"
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In the Alexandrian Age these poems were arranged in chronological order, apparently by Zenodotus of Ephesus, at the beginning of the 3rd century B.
Martin told him that his hatred of the magazines was rabid, fanatical, and that his conduct was a thousand times more despicable than that of the youth who burned the temple of Diana at Ephesus.
John at Ephesus, Sir John goes on: "And then men pass through the isles of Cophos and Lango, of the which isles Ipocras was lord.
I have traveled by canal-boat, ox-wagon, raft, and by the Ephesus and Smyrna railway; but when it comes down to good solid honest slow motion, I bet my money on the glacier.
A sufficient stay will be made here to give opportunity of visiting Ephesus, fifty miles distant by rail.
In the commoner class of rooms these works of art are supplemented by a couple of pieces of china which might each be meant to represent a cow sitting upon its hind legs, or a model of the temple of Diana at Ephesus, or a dog, or anything else you like to fancy.
We head to one such 'lost city' Ephesus in Turkey that offers a city break of lifetime.
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For history buffs like me, the highlight of the cruise was the chance to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - Ephesus in Kusadasi, Turkey.
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Taking place in the city of Ephesus, the plot details the arrival of Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, in what audiences quickly clock as the home town of their identical twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus.