E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Magic characters. The Ephesians were greatly addicted to magic. Magic characters were marked on the crown, cincture, and feet of Diana; and, at the preaching of Paul, many which used curious [magical] books burnt them. (Acts xix. 19.)
The Ephesian poet. Hipponax, born at Ephesus in the sixth century B.C.