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By Richard Evans

ISBN-10: 1441124144

ISBN-13: 9781441124142

ISBN-10: 1472509994

ISBN-13: 9781472509994

the dominion of Pergamum emerged from the nice interval of instability which the dying of Alexander the good. Over the following century Pergamum used to be to turn into one of many wealthiest states within the jap Mediterranean. The nation of Pergamum used to be 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 get away the exactions demanded of the Greek towns by means 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 buyers of the humanities and whereas in energy have been accountable for the notable embellishment in their capital at Pergamum. different extra old towns corresponding to 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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