Memmius Monument


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This monument was erected by the Memmius family during the Augustan period (1st century A.D.) on a square in the Curetes Street. Memmius was a grandson of the Roman dictator Sulla and the monument carries some of the names of this family.
It had four facades and was erected to commemorate Sulla’s victory over Mithridates of Pontus in 85 B.C., after he had massacred 80,000 Romans in Anatolia. Ephesus had supported Mithridates because of the high Roman taxation.