- an ancient Greek kingdom on the coast of Asia Minor: later a Roman province.
- the ancient capital of this kingdom; now the site of Bergama, in W Turkey.
- ancient name of Bergama.
Also Per·ga·mon [pur-guh-muh n, -mon] /ˈpɜr gə mən, -ˌmɒn/, Per·ga·mus [pur-guh-muh s] /ˈpɜr gə məs/, Per·ga·mos [pur-guh-muh s, -mos] /ˈpɜr gə məs, -ˌmɒs/.
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Examples from the Web for pergamon
They must have been entered from the cloister, much as those at Pergamon were.The Care of Books
John Willis Clark
It was extended even to the floors, for which mosaic had been used as early as the time of the royal court of Pergamon.History of Ancient Art
Franz von Reber
Such is the tale of the kingdom of Pergamon, of the city-commonwealth of Rhodes, of the confederation of Achaia.The Chief Periods of European History
Edward A. Freeman
A definite medical school was established at Alexandria and others perhaps at Pergamon and elsewhere.The Legacy of Greece
Next, to the south, was the Library—with stores of papyri worth more perhaps to the world than all the architecture of Pergamon.Ancient Town-Planning
- an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, in Mysia: capital of a major Hellenistic monarchy of the same name that later became a Roman province
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