[ at-l-id ]
/ ˈæt l ɪd /
noun, plural At·tal·ids, At·tal·i·dae [uh-tal-i-dee] /əˈtæl ɪˌdi/.
any of a line of kings, usually named Attalus orEumenes, that ruled Pergamum, in Asia Minor, 282–133 b.c.
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Origin of Attalid
presumably after Attalus (< Greek Áttalos), father ofPhiletaerus (died 263 b.c.), founder of the kingdom; see -id1
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Example sentences from the Web for attalid
In Aeolis, of course, the centre of gravity moved to the Attalid capital, Pergamum.
The Attalid kings, the founders of Pergamon, cared only for splendid buildings splendidly adorned.Ancient Town-Planning|F. Haverfield