Magnesia ad Maendrum

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Magnesia ad Maendrum


an ancient city in Caria (in what is now southwestern Turkey). The site was investigated by French (1842-43) and German (1891-93) archaeological expeditions.

The city was constructed in the second century B.C. according to a regular plan with a rectangular network of streets proposed by the architect Hermogenes of Alabanda; the principal temples are also attributed to Hermogenes. The ruins of the agora with a stoa and the Ionic temple of Zeus Sosipolis have been preserved, as well as the ruins of the adjoining sanctuary of Artemis Leukophryene. The sanctuary comprised a monumental altar and a pseudodipteral temple with a sculptured frieze; sections of the frieze are housed in the Louvre in Paris.


Humann, C, J. Kohte, and C. Watzinger. Magnesia am Meander. Berlin, 1904.
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