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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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  • 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.

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

  • 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
  • The Attalid kings, the founders of pergamon, cared only for splendid buildings splendidly adorned.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vitruvius, on the other hand (ut supra) makes Ptolemy found the library at Alexandria as a rival to that at pergamon.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark
  • Now, gentlemen, the pergamon Museum has also been opened on this same day, in Berlin.

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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