A History of Pergamum: Beyond Hellenistic Kingship by Richard Evans

By Richard Evans

the dominion of Pergamum emerged from the nice interval of instability which the demise of Alexander the good. Over the subsequent century Pergamum was once to develop into one of many wealthiest states within the japanese Mediterranean. The country of Pergamum used to be included into the Roman Empire among 133/129 BCE and it will definitely grew to become Rome's wealthiest province. the full of Asia Minor suffered within the civil wars which ended the Roman Republic, and Pergamum didn't break out the exactions demanded of the Greek towns via Pompey, Caesar and Antony. within the next peace, ushered in via Augustus, Pergamum regained its prosperity and have become one of many cultural centres of the Roman Empire. Its ruling dynasty - the Attalids - have been buyers of the humanities and whereas in strength have been accountable for the amazing embellishment in their capital at Pergamum. different extra historic towns comparable to Ephesus and Miletus additionally benefited from their govt. This quantity surveys Pergamum's historical past from the past due 3rd Century BCE to the second one Century CE.

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