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Abstract~The Sanctuary of Artemis was built on the road leading up the hill to the acropolis during the Roman period. The cult of the goddess Artemis, according to a Hellenistic inscription built into an Early Christian building in the district of the Commercial Agora, was imported from the mother city of Thasos. The Artemis cult was particularly widespread in Philippi and rock reliefs in the acropolis depict different types of the goddess, some of which are connected with local Thacian cults such as Artemis Bendis. There are also reliefs of Artemis the huntress next to reliefs of an unknown goddess, as well as votive inscriptions mentioning deities like Apollo, or Jupiter Optimus Maximus, a short distance northwest of the Theatre, in a small sanctuary, known as "Sanctuary with the Altar".
DateBuilt in 3rd century AD
TypeArchitecture and City Planning
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