- 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 Per·ga·mon [pur-guh-muh n, -mon] /ˈpɜr gə mən, -ˌmɒn/, Per·ga·mus [pur-guh-muh s] /ˈpɜr gə məs/, Per·ga·mos [pur-guh-muh s, -mos] /ˈpɜr gə məs, -ˌmɒs/.
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The description of Himself to the Pergamum group is startling.Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation
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In Rev. 2:13 the church at Pergamum is said to dwell where Satans throne is.Archology and the Bible
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Their library remained at Pergamum till Antony presented it to Cleopatra.Lords of the World
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The 547 German researches in the acropolis of Pergamum between 1878 Pergamum.
His mother, who lived with him at Pergamum, was also secretly put to death.Greek Women
- 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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