A History of Pergamum: Beyond Hellenistic Kingship by Richard Evans PDF

By Richard Evans

ISBN-10: 1441124144

ISBN-13: 9781441124142

ISBN-10: 1472509994

ISBN-13: 9781472509994

the dominion of Pergamum emerged from the good interval of instability which the demise of Alexander the nice. Over the subsequent century Pergamum used to be to turn into one of many wealthiest states within the japanese Mediterranean. The nation of Pergamum was once integrated into the Roman Empire among 133/129 BCE and it will definitely grew to become Rome's wealthiest province. the complete 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 through Pompey, Caesar and Antony. within the next peace, ushered in by way of Augustus, Pergamum regained its prosperity and have become one of many cultural centres of the Roman Empire. Its ruling dynasty - the Attalids - have been consumers of the humanities and whereas in strength have been liable for the outstanding embellishment in their capital at Pergamum. different extra historical towns resembling Ephesus and Miletus additionally benefited from their executive. This quantity surveys Pergamum's historical past from the past due 3rd Century BCE to the second one Century CE.

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