The Dream of Alexander the Great

The Dream of Alexander the Great (HM2915)

Location: , İzmir 35240 Konak
Country: Turkey

N 38° 25.127', E 27° 8.301'

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English Text:
Pausanius, a geographer and traveler of the 2nd century A.D., relates that Alexander came to the slopes of Mt Pagos (Kadifekale) to hunt, that he fell asleep under a plane tree by a spring in front of the Temple of Nemesis, and that in his dream he saw the two goddesses Nemesis (the goddesses of divine retribution and revenge), who commanded him to found a city in that spot and move the people there from the former site.

According to the legend the Smyrnaeans asked advice about this command of the goddesses from the famous oracle of Apollo at Claros (present day Ahmetbeyli/Menderes). Apollo answered that "those who live on Pagos (Kadifekale) beyond the Sacred Meles (today's Yesildere stream ?) will be three and four times happier than before." This legend is depicted on very numerous coins of Roman Period Smyrna.

Turkish text:
İ.S. 2. yüzyılda yaşamış coğrafyacı ve gezgin Pausanias, İskender'in avlanmak üzere geldiği Pagos (Kadifekale) Tepesi eteklerinde, Nemesis Tapınağı önündeki bir pınarın başında, çınar ağacının altında uykuya daldığını, rüyasında gördüğü iki Nemesis'in (Tanrısal öç ve adalet Tanrıçaları) ondan burada bir



kent kurmasını ve halkın buraya göç etmesini istediğini anlatmaktadı r.

Efsaneye göre Tanrıçaların bu isteğini duyan Smyrnalılar bölgenin ünlü kehanet merkezi Apollon Klarios Tapınağı'na (Ahmetbeyli/Menderes) danışı dar. Tanrı Apollon, Smyrnalılara "Kutsal Meles'in (Bugünkü Yeşildere ? ) ötesindeki Pagos tepesinde (Kadifekale) oturacak olanlar eskisine göre üç dört kat mutlu olacaklardır" yanıtını verir. Bu efsane pek çok Roma Dönemi Smyma sikkesi (parası) üzerinde canlandırılmıştır.
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HM NumberHM2915
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Placed ByIzmir Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 1:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)26S E 487922 N 4252290
Decimal Degrees38.41878333, 27.13835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 25.127', E 27° 8.301'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 25' 7.6200" N, 27° 8' 18.0600" E
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Area Code(s)205
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 155 A 920. Sk., İzmir 35240, TR
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