Ephesus, Seven Sleepers of
Ephesus, Seven Sleepers of
One of the many examples of the legend about a man who falls asleep and years after wakes up to find the world changed

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  • SEVEN SLEEPERS —    seven noble youths of Ephesus who, to escape the persecution of Decius, fled into a cave, where they fell asleep and woke up at the end of two centuries …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Ephesus — /ef euh seuhs/, n. an ancient city in W Asia Minor, S of Smyrna (Izmir): famous temple of Artemis, or Diana; early Christian community. * * * Ancient Ionian Greek city; its ruins lie near the modern village of Selçuk in western Turkey. It was… …   Universalium

  • Ephese — Éphèse Situation d Éphèse en Asie dans l Antiquité …   Wikipédia en Français

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