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    DescriptionThe Kingdom of Pergamum emerged from the great period of instability which followed the death of Alexander the Great. Over the next century Pergamum was to become one of the wealthiest states in the eastern Mediterranean. The state of Pergamum was incorporated into the Roman Empire between 133/129 BCE and it eventually became Rome's wealthiest province. The whole of Asia Minor suffered in the civil wars which ended the Roman Republic, and Pergamum did not escape the exactions demanded of the Greek cities by Pompey, Caesar and Antony. In the subsequent peace, ushered in by Augustus, Pergamum regained its prosperity and became one of the cultural centres of the Roman Empire. Its ruling dynasty - the Attalids - were patrons of the arts and while in power were responsible for the remarkable embellishment of their capital at Pergamum. Other more ancient cities such as Ephesus and Miletus also benefited from their government. This volume surveys Pergamum's history from the late Third Century BCE to the Second Century CE.

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    A History of Pergamum
    Beyond Hellenistic Kingship
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Evans
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9781441124142
    ISBN 10: 1441124144

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Abridged Dewey: 930
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    28 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Richard Evans is a Lecturer in ancient history int the School of History and Archaeology at Cardiff University. His research interests encompass aspects of Roman Republican history and the early Principate. He is also interested in Greek and Hellenistic history and Greek historiography.
    Table of contents
    1: The History of the Hellenistic Kingdom of Pergamum; 2: Pergamum as Roman Asia; 3: The Cities of Pergamum; 4: The Land of Asia Minor; 5: The Sea of Asia Minor and Pergamum; 6: Literature, Art and Culture; 7: Temples and Religion in Pergamum; 8: The Place of Pergamum in History.