from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Pergamum, an important city of Mysia in Asia Minor, the capital of the Attalid kings in the third and second centuries b. c., the seat of a very notable school of Greek art, and the site of a famous library, which was later removed to Alexandria. See etymology of parchment. Also Pergamenian.


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  • Parchment (q.v.) was first made here, and was called by the Greeks pergamene, from the name of the city.

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