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.
- Also Per·ga·mon [pur-guh-muhn, -mon], /ˈpɜr gə mən, -ˌmɒn/, Per·ga·mus [pur-guh-muhs], /ˈpɜr gə məs/, Per·ga·mos [pur-guh-muhs, -mos]. /ˈpɜr gə məs, -ˌmɒs/.
- Per·ga·mene [pur-guh-meen], /ˈpɜr gəˌmin/, Per·gam·ic [per-gam-ik], /pərˈgæm ɪk/, adjective
- Per·ga·me·ni·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Pergamum in a sentence
Soon afterwards the country was incorporated into the Syrian empire and then into the kingdom of Pergamum.
The Pergamum overcomer is wooed away from intimacy of friendship with evil to intimacy of friendship with the coming King.Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation | S. D. Gordon
In Aeolis, of course, the centre of gravity moved to the Attalid capital, Pergamum.
The sculptors of Pergamum constituted a celebrated school in the third century before our era.History Of Ancient Civilization | Charles Seignobos
Just as we speak of Russia leather, so the ancients spoke of Pergamum skins, or parchment.The Booklover and His Books | Harry Lyman Koopman
British Dictionary definitions for Pergamum
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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