City of Ephesus. City of Ephesus. City of Ephesus Political and economic background Foremost city in Asia Minor Approximately 250,000 in population Large trading center – three main roads brought trade Free city Panionian games. CITY OF EPHESUS. City of Ephesus. City of Ephesus
“Ornament of the whole Province of Asia”
Artemis was also called Cynthia, from her birth place, Mount Cynthus in Delos. She was Apollo's twin sister, daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was one of the three maiden goddesses of Olympus: the pure maiden Vesta, gray-eyed Athena who cares but for war and the arts of the craftsmen, and Artemis, lover of woods and the wild chase over the mountain. She was the Lady of Wild Things, Huntsman-in-chief to the gods, an odd office for a woman. As a huntress her favorite animal was the stag, because its swiftness gave the best opportunity for her method of capture, which was by her silver bow and arrows and speed of foot.