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[pur-guh-muh m] /ˈpɜr gə məm/
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, Pergamon
[pur-guh-muh n, -mon] /ˈpɜr gə mən, -ˌmɒn/ (Show IPA),
[pur-guh-muh s] /ˈpɜr gə məs/ (Show IPA),
[pur-guh-muh s, -mos] /ˈpɜr gə məs, -ˌmɒs/ (Show IPA)
Related forms
[pur-guh-meen] /ˈpɜr gəˌmin/ (Show IPA),
[per-gam-ik] /pərˈgæm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
Pergamenian, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Yet even pergamon had its building-laws and by-laws for the protection of common life.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
  • Such is the tale of the kingdom of pergamon, of the city-commonwealth of Rhodes, of the confederation of Achaia.

  • Now, gentlemen, the pergamon Museum has also been opened on this same day, in Berlin.

  • A definite medical school was established at Alexandria and others perhaps at pergamon and elsewhere.

  • 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
  • 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 F. Haverfield
  • They must have been entered from the cloister, much as those at pergamon were.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark
  • If we now turn to pergamon, we shall find the library associated with the temple and τεμενος of Athena.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark
  • The Attalid kings, the founders of pergamon, cared only for splendid buildings splendidly adorned.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
  • But, if I mistake not, Roman architecture had received an influence from pergamon long before this event occurred.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark
British Dictionary definitions for pergamon


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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