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The Evolution of the Church of St. John at Ephesos during the Early Byzantine Period

Karydis, N. (2016) The Evolution of the Church of St. John at Ephesos during the Early Byzantine Period. Jahreshefte des Österreichischen Archäologischen Institutes in Wien, 84 (84). pp. 97-128. ISSN 0078-3579.

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Abstract

This article retraces the phases of construction of the church of St. John at Ephesos from the late fourth to the sixth century. In spite of the importance of this monument as a landmark of Early Byzantine Ephesus and a masterpiece of Justinianic architecture, our knowledge of its history is limited. Although excavations during the 20th century revealed a series of overlapping layers of construction, visualising these layers and establishing their chronology is fraught with difficulties. The present article aims to tackle this challenge by reviewing all the evidence published by the excavators. Analysing the form and structure of the fragmentary remains of the building and interpreting them by reference to written records sheds new light on the form of the original, Early Christian church and its transformation during the times of Justinian.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Early Byzantine Period, Church Architecture, Emperor Justinian, Ephesos, Asia Minor, Graphic Reconstruction
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Nikolaos Karydis
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2016 16:09 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58612 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Karydis, N.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4371-5922
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