The Gate of August (The Gate of Mazaeus and Mithridates)
4—3 BCE. EphesusPhoto by Boris Vlchek

The Gate of August (The Gate of Mazaeus and Mithridates).

4—3 BCE.

Ephesus

Description:
To the right of the library, the Gate of Augustus, also called the Gate of Mazaeus and Mithridates, leads into the 110-metresquare commercial agora where food and craftwork items were sold. The monumental gate, dedicated to the honor of the Emperor Augustus, his wife and son-in-law, was apparently a favorite place for Roman ne’erdo-wells to relieve themselves, as an informal inscription curses “those who piss here”.
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Keywords: αρχιτεκτονική architectura architecture architettura architektur the gate of august the gate of mazaeus and mithridates ephesus ephesos roman emperor octavian august octavianus augustus ottaviano augusto
History of Ancient Rome