Ioninc Stoa, Miletus, Turkey


Date
1st century CE
Description
Miletus, located near the mouth of the Menderes, was destroyed by the Persians in 494 BCE, after they had defeated the navy of the Ionian Greeks at Lade. Miletus was rebuilt on a promontory, north of the old town. The gridiron plan of the new town, designed by the Milesian Hippodamus, became a standard for urban planning. The Ionic Stoa was built ca. 50 CE by Vergilius Capito, who was a high ranking official during the reign of Claudius, a Roman emperor. A stoa was erected by the assembly on a dais reached by six steps. This was supported by Ionic columns, and behind it laid the shops. Today this stoa is being restored. The Archivision Collection of Ancient Sites was funded by the Jack Martin Balcer Library Endowment.
Style/Period
Roman
Material
stone and/or rock