Definition of Pergamum in English:

Pergamum

Line breaks: Per¦ga|mum
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːgəməm
 
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A city in ancient Mysia, in western Asia Minor, situated to the north of Izmir on a rocky hill close to the Aegean coast. The capital in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc of the Attalid dynasty, it was one of the greatest and most beautiful of the Hellenistic cities and was famed for its cultural institutions, especially its library, which was second only to that at Alexandria.

Derivatives

Pergamene

Pronunciation: /-ˌmiːn/
adjective & noun
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  • Excavators at Sparta have identified a few pieces of Italian Sigillata, a couple of Eastern Sigillata B bowls, and, exceptionally, one Pergamene relief-ware bowl.
  • Another important piece found in excavations in the Villa Ludovisi is the Barbarian Chieftain and his Wife, thought to copy a Pergamene monument.
  • Known through fifty-nine typologically identical statues based on a Pergamene original, this Marsyas type is the sort Pliny described as having been painted by Zeuxis.

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