By Richard Evans

ISBN-10: 1441124144

ISBN-13: 9781441124142

The nation of Pergamum emerged from the nice 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 country of Pergamum was once integrated into the Roman Empire among 133/129 BCE and it will definitely turned 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 by way of Pompey, Caesar and Antony. within the next peace, ushered in via 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 energy have been accountable for the notable embellishment in their capital at Pergamum. different extra old towns similar to Ephesus and Miletus additionally benefited from their executive. This quantity surveys Pergamum's heritage from the past due 3rd Century BCE to the second one Century CE.

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The entire citizen body with their wives and children poured out to greet him. The priests in their official robes welcomed him as he entered the city. It was as if the gods themselves had left their shrines to receive him. 15 He also probably felt he had little choice but to support Athens, for not only was he popular there, and the city had also made its position as a friend of Rome evident at Phoenice, but – possibly most importantly – should Athens fall to Philip, his next target would be Aegina, Attalus’ own possession.

30 There is, after all, something quite baffling in the account of Eumenes’ intrigues with Perseus. Eumenes had been a long-standing loyal ally of the Romans and had actively participated in the victory over Antiochus at Magnesia ad Sipylum, gaining immeasurably from this action both in terms of territorial additions to his kingdom and also of personal auctoritas throughout a particularly fragmented and unstable region of the Eastern 38 A History of Pergamum Mediterranean. He had maintained this close friendship from the Treaty of Apamea, had warned the Romans, probably repeatedly, of Perseus’ ambitions in Greece and beyond, and had been subjected to an assassination attempt possibly orchestrated by the Macedonian king just prior to the hostilities opening in 171.

Antiochus had returned north from his defeat at Raphia in 217 at the hands of a Ptolemaic army 22 A History of Pergamum and determined instead on regaining those lands which his cousin Achaeus had expropriated and in which he had proclaimed himself king. 4) that, prior to the actual start of any military activities, Antiochus had sent envoys to Attalus in which they agreed to be allies. Attalus was to attack Achaeus in conjunction with Antiochus’ advance from Cilicia. However, this was no treaty of equals.

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