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 LE TEMPLE D'ARTÉMIS À ÉPHÈSE

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Denys d'Halicarnasse : Les Ephésiens et la Panégyrie d'Artémis
(Antiquités romaines, IV, 25)

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Τῷ ῥα καὶ ἠλαίνων ἀλαπαξέμεν ἠπείλησε Λύγδαμις ὑβριστής· ἐπὶ δὲ στρατὸν ἱππημολγῶν ἤγαγε Κιμμερίων ψαμάθῳ ἴσον, οἵ ῥα παρ΄ αὐτόν κεκλιμένοι ναίουσι βοὸς πόρον Ἰναχιώνης. Ἆ δειλὸς βασιλέων, ὅσον ἤλιτεν· οὐ γὰρ ἔμελλεν οὔτ΄ αὐτὸς Σκυθίηνδε παλιμπετὲς οὔτε τις ἄλλος ὅσσων ἐν λειμῶνι Καϋστρίῳ ἔσταν ἅμαξαι νοστήσειν· Ἐφέσου γὰρ ἀεὶ τεὰ τόξα πρόκειται.

(Antiquités romaines, IV, 25)

   

His example was followed by the Ionians who, leaving Europe, settled in the maritime parts of Caria, and also by the Dorians, who built their cities in the same region and erected temples at the common expense — the Ionians building the temple of Diana at Ephesus and the Dorians that of Apollo at Triopium — where they assembled with their wives and children at the appointed times, joined together in sacrificing and celebrating the festival, engaged in various contests, equestrian, gymnastic and musical, and made joint offerings to the gods. After they had witnessed the spectacles, celebrated the festival, and received the other evidences of goodwill from one another, if any difference had arisen between one city and another, arbiters sat in judgment and decided the controversy;
 

Traduction Bill Thayer modifiée par MSM

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