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Euromos, known also as Kyromos and Hyromos, was an independent small town which was subdued by Milas, but regained some autonomy during the Roman rule.
Euromos was located on a low hill which did not provide a natural defence, so the town was protected by thick walls. On the western slope of the hill there is evidence of a small theatre.
Temple to Zeus
Most likely in the Vth century BC at the foot of the hill a temple was dedicated to Zeus; probably the initiative was part of a process aimed at replacing the local (mainly female) deities with the Greek ones.
Front view and a dedicatory inscription on one of the columns
The current temple was built at the time of Emperor Hadrian; several columns bear inscriptions celebrating the donors who paid for them.
Rear view of the temple and detail of a capital
Based on the fact that not all the columns are fluted, archaeologists believe that the temple was never entirely completed: probably Euromos was greatly affected by the plague which broke out in the region in 166 AD and was abandoned by most of its inhabitants in the following years; the fact that the temple was not turned into a church supports this theory. You may wish to see another temple dedicated to Zeus in Turkey.