Domitian Temple

Domitian Temple

Ephesus City was such a granted city that had temple wardenship for the first time by Emperor Domitian (81-96). Domitian Temple is the first imperial temple which was dedicated to Emperor Domitian who called himself as The Lord of Lords and God of the Gods. As he was the top person of Roman Empire, nobody told him he was just a mortal.

Domitian Temple were built on a terrace measuring 50 by 100 meters on the south side of Domitian Square. Recent information on the structure comes from remains of its foundation pro-style plan, had eight columns on the short side and thirteen columns on the long side, four additional columns in front of the cella and an altar.

After death of Emperor Domitian, his temple was re-dedicated the temple to Vespasian, the father of Domitian.