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

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

By Richard Evans

the dominion of Pergamum emerged from the good interval of instability which the loss of life of Alexander the good. Over the following century Pergamum was once to develop into one of many wealthiest states within the japanese Mediterranean. The nation of Pergamum used to be integrated into the Roman Empire among 133/129 BCE and it will definitely grew to become Rome's wealthiest province. the entire 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 by means of 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 accountable for the awesome embellishment in their capital at Pergamum. different extra old towns reminiscent of 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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