- any of a line of kings, usually named Attalus orEumenes, that ruled Pergamum, in Asia Minor, 282–133 b.c.
Origin of Attalid
presumably after Attalus (< Greek Áttalos), father ofPhiletaerus (died 263 b.c.), founder of the kingdom; see -id1
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Historical Examples of attalid
The Attalid kings, the founders of Pergamon, cared only for splendid buildings splendidly adorned.Ancient Town-Planning
In Aeolis, of course, the centre of gravity moved to the Attalid capital, Pergamum.