Music was an important part of Ephesians' lives. Musicians and dancers were often slaves or freed slaves who lived with wealthy families and entertained their guests. Music and dance were commonly used, especially during religious festivals, and provided entertainment and dancing opportunities for poor people.

Games also played an important role in the lives of Ephesians. Educational, gaming, and sports centers called "gymnasia" were regularly visited by many Ephesians. Wrestling and similar sports were played, as well as stick and ball games resembling hockey, games played with love bones and cockfighting.

Entertainment had great meaning for Ephesians. Ephesian men often entertained themselves at night gatherings. Beautiful unmarried women called "hetairai" were sometimes invited to these parties. Slaves served wine and various foods to hosts and guests at these parties. It was also a tradition to offer guests flowers and wreaths made of flowers. At the end of these entertainments, discussions called "symposia" took place, creating a sweet conversation atmosphere among the guests.

Chess was quite common and popular in Ephesus as a tactical and strategic game. The theater was not just a place where people gathered to watch festivals or participate in entertainment. Theaters were also places where famous writers' plays were performed.

Dance was seen as a form of "physical education" and was often showcased at these festivals. Various dance performances were performed especially during religious festivals, and people accompanied music during these dances.

In conclusion, the culture of music, games, and entertainment in Ephesus is quite rich and diverse.