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By Richard Evans

the dominion of Pergamum emerged from the nice interval of instability which the dying of Alexander the good. Over the subsequent century Pergamum used to be to turn into one of many wealthiest states within the japanese Mediterranean. The kingdom of Pergamum was once integrated into the Roman Empire among 133/129 BCE and it will definitely grew to become Rome's wealthiest province. the total 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 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 strength have been liable for the amazing embellishment in their capital at Pergamum. different extra historical towns reminiscent of Ephesus and Miletus additionally benefited from their govt. This quantity surveys Pergamum's historical past from the overdue 3rd Century BCE to the second one Century CE.

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