The library had shelves for 12,000 scrolls.
Apeth Keasoy is one of four statues adorning the library. Apeth represents virtue. The other three reprsent wisdom (Sophia), knowledge (Episteme), and intelligence (Ennoia).
What lady? Oh, the blonde? I didn't notice her at first, but since she seems to be posing for me, let's let her represent beauty (Venus).
To the right of the library is the Gate of Augustus. And as one can guess, it is dedicated to the honor of Emperor Augustus. It is sometimes called the Gate of Mazaeus and Mithridates and leads into a large commerical agora where food and craftwork items were sold.
The latrina are the public toilets of Ephesus. Really public as there are no partitions between the seats. In the middle was a square pool and the floor was paved with mosaics, hence the wooden flooring for tourists.
If one lets his imagination flow, one can see the Ephesians stopping by the library, obtaining their favorite scroll, and going to the latrina.
But what is not a joke: the wealthy patrons had their servants sit on the seat, first to warm it up, and then the occupant could read in comfort.
The theater was built on the slopes of Mount Panayir. Construction began in the reign of Emperor Claudius and completed in the reigh of Emperor Trajan (98-117 A.D.).
The theater had a greater significance to us than "just" a marvelous structure.