Ephesus Artemis

Roman copy of the Artemis cult statue, first-century CE, Marble, Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Selçuk, Turkey.

The cult statue of Artemis was widely recognizable across the Roman Empire. This is a first-century Roman copy of the original, which was housed in the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.


Greek goddess of hunting

A system of religious worship, or cultus (e.g., the Israelite cult). Also refers to adherents of that system.

A broad, diverse group of nations ruled by the government of a single nation.

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