Author(s) : Paleothodoros Dimitris , Mechtidis Petros (15/6/2005)Translation : Dimitriadou Daphne , Tselekas Panayotis
For citation: Paleothodoros Dimitris, Mechtidis Petros, "Claros (Antiquity)",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=8913>
Claros was the seat of a famous Apollo sanctuary and oracle, 55 km.south of Smyrna and in a distance of ca. 2 km. from the shore. In Antiquity, it was a coastal site and the sanctuary with its staff belonged to the city of Colophon.
Province of Asia, Roman Empire
Ionia, Asia Minor
1. The site of the sanctuary
2.The early use of the sanctuary
3. The Archaic period
4. The Classical period
5. The Hellenistic period
6. The Roman period
7. The last years of the sanctuary
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