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Friday, May 17, 2024

Temple of the Sebastoi

I do remember this one.

Sebastoi was the Greek rendering of the Roman Augustus, so this temple honored the emperors. It was built in the first century AD for the Emperor Domition, but after his assassination in 96 AD, the Senate ordered his memory erased. His name was removed from inscriptions, his coins were melted, and the temple in Ephesus was renamed to honor emperors in general rather than Domition in particular.

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