(redirected from Pergamene)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


An ancient Greek city and kingdom of western Asia Minor in modern-day western Turkey. It passed to Rome in the second century bc and was noted for its sculpture and its library, which Mark Antony gave to Cleopatra.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Placename) 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 and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈpɜr gə məm)

1. an ancient Greek kingdom on the coast of Asia Minor: later a Roman province.
2. the ancient capital of this kingdom: now the site of Bergama, in W Turkey.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pergamum - an ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern TurkeyPergamum - an ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey; the technique of preparing sheepskins as parchment was developed here
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
O American Heritage Dictionary esboca a etimologia da seguinte maneira: "Parthian (leather) from pergamina, parchment, from Greek pergamene, from Pergamenos, or Pergamun, from Pergamon ..." O Classical Dictionary de Lempriere acrescenta que a cidade de Pergamus foi fundada por Philaeterus, um eunuco, e que o pergaminho se chamou charta pergamena.
4.179-372) offers the most detailed version of the advent itself, while the events of the Pergamene expedition are preserved in Livy 29.10.4-11.8.
The frieze, discovered between 1878 and 1886, at the start of the still ongoing German excavation, is housed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin; extensive renovation work has enabled the travel of Pergamene material to New York.
The first Pergamene school did, however, produce one work in which the body was a direct means of communicating emotion, the Marsyas, hanging with his hands and feet bound to a tree, waiting in terror for the knife.
(88) For an archivistic and historical retracing of the Settimo papers' story, see mainly Carla Piras, "Le pergamene relative alla Sardegna nel Diplomatico San Frediano in Cestello dell'Archivio di Stato di Firenze', Archivio storico sardo 45 (2008-2009): 9-13, 16.
(32.) The transfer of the Palazzo Piccolomini was accomplished in a papal bull preserved in the palace as part of the Archivio Piccolomineo, Pergamene ad annum 130, 19 July 1463 and discussed in Mack, Pienza, 76.
Le pergamene angioine della Mater Ecclesia Capuana (1266-1269), I, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Napoli 2008.
Whatever happens in the lost part of our scene, the woman seems not to get what she asked for initially, and that may be a typical ending of a Milesian Tale, if we take the sudden reversal of the narrator's sexual satisfaction into exhaustion at the end of Petronius' Pergamene Boy into account.
His comment attracts the attention of Eumolpus, who tells him the sordid joke about the Pergamene boy.