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City of Asia Minor (area 7).
Ephesus was part of the Ionian Confederacy, the Paniones, grouping cities founded in Asia Minor by Ionians fleeing from the southern shores of the gulf of Corinth west of Sicyon in northern Peloponnese when the area was conquered by Achæans (Herodotus' Histories, I, 142-148).
Ephesus was the birthplace of Heraclitus