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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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A History of Pergamum: Beyond Hellenistic Kingship (reprint, 2012)
(54.) For a good example of the kind of votive plaques I have in mind, see the bronze plaque with eyes from the Asclepieion of Pergamum in Petsalis-Diomidis 2005, 215, Fig.
Biopharmaceutical company Pergamum AB announced today that dosing has begun in a randomised Phase I/II trial of LL-37 for the treatment of patients with hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers.
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This was strongly opposed by the other school centered in Pergamum using the allegorical/philosophical mode, which became widely disseminated throughout the Greco-Roman world.
Metropolitan John of Pergamum (Zizioulas) recently stated that "if we find a concept of the universal primacy of the pope, which would not diminish the fullness of the nature of the local church, it would be acceptable for us." (63) Personally, I believe that if in some unlikely turn of events the hierarchies of different Orthodox Churches and the Catholic Church came to some acceptable agreement on the matter of papal primacy, this agreement itself would not only fail to unite the churches, but it would bring about new divisions.
First, upon going into voluntary exile, Aristotle left many, if not all of his books to Theophrastus.[43] Theophrastus, in turn, left his library; both those books he collected himself and those left to him by Aristotle, to a man named Neleus.[44] Then, in the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphius, it is said that Neleus sold some of these books to the Great Library.[45] Some of the library of Aristotle was left to Neleus' heirs, who hid them in a cave near Scepsis[46] in order to avoid turning them over to King Eumenes II[47] when he was organizing his library at Pergamum.[48] According to tradition, the hidden books were never recovered.[49] So according to tradition, the entire surviving library of Aristotle went into the holdings of the Great Library of Alexandria.[50]
The UNESCO delegation will attend a congress on "culture-tourism: intercultural bridges" and learn more about the ancient cities and local culture with city tours, and tours to Ephesus and Bergama (Pergamum) ancient cities and Seferihisar town.
The first was the proposal to use the money of King Attalus of Pergamum, which had been left to the Roman people, to fund the land redistribution.
Yet, the Asclepieion at Pergamum contains evidence of medical instruments.
Galen had studied at the medical school attached to the shrine at Asclepius in Pergamum and there became acquainted with the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and the Stoics.
As well as seeing the marble ruins of Aphrodisias and the acropolis of Pergamum, relive Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors at the Greco-Roman seaport of Ephesus and the playwright's Troilus and Cressida at the ruins of ancient Troy.