Sophia-Wisdom, Celsus Library, Ephesos

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Mark Cartwright
published on 20 June 2012
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A detail of the facade of the Celsus Library in Ephesos (c. 117 CE). The statue represents
wisdom (sophia), an attribute associated with the former proconsul Celsus to whom the building was dedicated.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, June 20). Sophia-Wisdom, Celsus Library, Ephesos. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Sophia-Wisdom, Celsus Library, Ephesos." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 20, 2012.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Sophia-Wisdom, Celsus Library, Ephesos." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 20 Jun 2012. Web. 28 Nov 2020.

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