A member of a Hellenistic dynasty centered on the city of Pergamum in Asia Minor and named after Attalus I (reigned 241–197 bc), which flourished in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc.
- Kyme was under the domination, successively of Persia, the Seleucids, the Attalids and finally Rome.
- The Attalids of the Hellenistic period were obviously interested in more than just militaristic ideals.
- It had formal autonomy under the Attalids, who, however, interfered in most aspects of civic government.
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