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By Richard Evans

the dominion of Pergamum emerged from the good interval of instability which the loss of life of Alexander the good. Over the following century Pergamum was once to develop into one of many wealthiest states within the japanese Mediterranean. The country of Pergamum was once included into the Roman Empire among 133/129 BCE and it will definitely grew to become 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 via Pompey, Caesar and Antony. within the next peace, ushered in by way of 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 strength have been answerable for the extraordinary embellishment in their capital at Pergamum. different extra historic towns resembling Ephesus and Miletus additionally benefited from their executive. This quantity surveys Pergamum's historical past from the overdue 3rd Century BCE to the second one Century CE.

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