Skip to comments.Ancient city of Iasos rises out of the ashes
Posted on 09/30/2013 6:11:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Not Mycenaean, more classical architecture.
Now in the image you just posted, the lintel there looks more Cycladic to me. The arch behind is definitely Roman.
Thucydides reports (8.28) its capture by Spartan and allied forces in 412 B.C.--they handed the city over to the Persian satrap Tissaphernes.
According to Diodorus Siculus, in 405 Lysander took Iasos by storm (it was again an Athenian ally), and killed all the adult males, 800 in all, then enslaved the women and children and leveled the city.
In the fourth century it was subject to Mausolus and later favored by Alexander the Great. It came under the control of Rhodes about 190 B.C. During Mithridates the Great's war against Rome, beginning in 88 B.C., Iasos sided with Mithridates. It prospered during the Roman imperial period.
There has been an Italian archaeological team working there since 1960. It is in SW Turkey, in what was ancient Caria, south of Miletus.
Natural amphitheaters were in existence in the natural rock formations before Humans existed, and the stone age human cultures found such natural amphitheaters to be natural meeting places worthy of artificial emulations. So, what makes you think this particular amphitheater can only be an origin in What Dlassical Greek Timeline; i.e. when?
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