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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.


(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


(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.
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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
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inoltre, prevista la stampa delle pergamene dei laureati triennali dell~anno accademico 2014/2015 e parte dell~anno accademico 2015/2016 per un numero presunto di 4 500 diplomi di laurea, triennali, magistrali, dottorati, specializzazioni.
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.
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.
Pergamene, codici e registri dell'Archivio Generale dei Minimi" Other corrections include: Jiri Prazak (27), Linda [pounds sterling].
Attalos, Athens, and the Akropolis; the Pergamene 'Little Barbarians' and their Roman and Renaissance legacy.