Definition of Pergamum

1. Noun. An ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey; the technique of preparing sheepskins as parchment was developed here.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Republic Of Turkey, Turkey

Definition of Pergamum

1. Proper noun. An ancient Greek city, in western Anatolia, near modern Bergama ¹

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Literary usage of Pergamum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1921)
"For more than a century thereafter (until 133 BC) pergamum remained free, and was perhaps ... Under the princes of pergamum, Greek art blossomed afresh, ..."

2. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"The Schools of Rhodes and pergamum. —The First Representation of the Barbarian and of ... The Altar of Zeus at pergamum.—The Laocoon.— The Belvedere Apollo. ..."

3. Ancient History by Philip Van Ness Myers (1916)
"(Capitoline Museum) tA marble copy of a bronze original presented to Athens by Attalus 1 of pergamum, about 200 BC in commemoration of his victory over the ..."

4. Greek Life and Thought from the Death of Alexander to the Roman Conquest by John Pentland Mahaffy (1896)
"CHAPTER XIV pergamum AND ITS POSITION IN THE HELLENISTIC WORLD ' KING LYSIMACHUS, towards the end of ... But the history of pergamum has yet to be written. ..."

5. A Dictionary of the Bible: Dealing with Its Language, Literature, and by Samuel Rolles Driver, James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie (1900)
"pergamum, as the chief centre of that imperial worship for the province, was the seat and ' the throne of Satan.' This position of pergamum as the place of ..."

6. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, Sir W Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1904)
"To pergamum it is entirely suitable. He that hath the absolute and universal authority ... The writer knows well the history of the Church in pergamum. ..."

7. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1877)
"His chief object was to capture pergamum, the king of which had always been a most zealous and faithful friend of the Romans. ..."

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