Hellenistic Structures > Sebasteion of Aphrodisias

Sebasteion of Aphrodisias


The Sebasteion (or Sebastion) of Aphrodisias is an ancient temple complex located in the city of Aphrodisias, in modern-day Turkey. It was dedicated to the Roman emperors (referred to as "Sebastos" in Greek, equivalent to "Augustus" in Latin) and the goddess Aphrodite. The Sebasteion is renowned for its elaborate and well-preserved relief sculptures, which provide valuable insights into the art, culture, and political propaganda of the Roman Empire.

Key Features and History


Relief Sculptures


Excavation and Preservation


The Sebasteion of Aphrodisias is a remarkable example of Roman provincial architecture and art. Its elaborate relief sculptures offer a unique glimpse into the cultural and political life of the Roman Empire. The Sebasteion stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Roman imperial propaganda and the integration of diverse cultural traditions within the empire.


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