Ephesus was a province greatly influenced by the Greeks. The culture of coastal Ephesus, the Ionians, Troians, Aeolians and Dorians, was mostly made of colonies of the Greek people. In the Troad Peninsula of Ephesus was the city of Troy. Troy was a major part in the legend of the founding of Rome in the Aeneid and this made it an important city for the Romans. The position of the Province on the edge of the Aegean Sea gave it prime access to some ofthe most scenic areas of development for things ranging from major ports like Ephesus, for which the Province is named, and its many surrounding islands which were frequently made vacation areas for the wealthy of the Empire. Pergamon was the site of one of the largest temples and altars in that region and the Episcopus of Ephesus often used it for the rituals of the Roman Polytheistic religion and the site of the speeches which the Emperor would make to people in the people in the Aegean region. This brought a lot of tourism to the city of Pergamon and this made Ephesus the wealthiest of the Anatolian Provinces.