Definitions

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  • proper n. Alternative form of Pergamum.

Etymologies

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From Latin Pergamus, Ancient Greek Πέργαμος.

Examples

  • Of the remaining three, Pergamus is a straggling village of two or three thousand inhabitants; Magnesia, under the name of Guzelhissar, a town of some consequence; and Smyrna, a great city, peopled by a hundred thousand souls.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Lacedemonians, and Nicopolitans, and that Pergamus which is in Mysia, full of donations that Herod presented them withal?

    The Wars of the Jews; or the history of the destruction of Jerusalem

  • Impatient with such dithering, Caesar "went off to Pergamus, where he ordered the pirates to be brought forth and crucified; the punishment he had often threatened them with whilst he was in their hands, and they little dreamt he was in earnest."

    We Didn't Have Enough Problems -- Now It's Pirates

  • Pergamus, and here Xenophon might well thank God with a warm heart, for the Laconians, the officers, the other generals, and the soldiers as a body united to give him the pick of horses and cattle teams, and the rest; so that he was now in a position himself to do another a good turn.

    Anabasis

  • Pergamus, thou shalt scarce find an adulterer, but many at Rome, by reason of the delights of the seat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The news of this fact was brought instantly to Pergamus; Attalus, Eumenes 'brother, proclaimed himself king forthwith, took possession of the crown, and married Stratonice the queen.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Eumenes, king of Pergamus, was at deadly feud with

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Does Panthea or Pergamus now sit by the tomb of Verus?

    The Meditations

  • Junius, having his eye upon the money, for the sum was considerable, said he would think at his leisure what to do with the prisoners, upon which Caesar took his leave of him, and went off to Pergamus, where he ordered the pirates to be brought forth and crucified; the punishment he had often threatened them with whilst he was in their hands, and they little dreamed he was in earnest.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • There dwelt at that time in Pergamus, Athenodorus, surnamed

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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