Diana: The Song of Solomon called by the Romans; called Artemis by the Greeks, the "great"
goddess worshipped among heathen nations under various modifications.
Her most noted temple was that at Ephesus. It was built outside the
city walls, and was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
"First and last it was the work of 220 years; built of shining
marble; 342 feet long by 164 feet broad; supported by a forest of
columns, each 56 feet high; a sacred museum of masterpieces of
sculpture and painting. At the centre, hidden by curtains, within a
gorgeous shrine, stood the very ancient image of the goddess, on wood
or ebony reputed to have fallen from the sky. Behind the shrine was a
treasury, where, as in 'the safest bank in Asia,' nations and kings
stored their most precious things. The temple as St. Paul saw it
subsisted till A.D. 262 when it was ruined by the Goths"
Moule on Ephesians: Introd.