noun a member of a Hellenistic dynasty named after Attalus I (reigned 241–197 BC), which flourished in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC.

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  • Attalid — /at l id/, n., pl. Attalids, Attalidae /euh tal i dee /. any of a line of kings, usually named Attalus or Eumenes, that ruled Pergamum, in Asia Minor, 282 133 B.C. [presumably after Attalus ( < Gk Áttalos), father of Philetaerus (d. 263 B.C.),… …   Universalium

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  • Attalid dynasty — The Attalid dynasty was a Hellenistic dynasty that ruled the city of Pergamon after the death of Lysimachus, a general of Alexander the Great. The Attalid kingdom was the rump state left after the collapse of the Lysimachian Empire. One of… …   Wikipedia

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  • Philetaerus — (Greek: polytonic|Φιλέταιρος, Philétairos , ca. 343 BC ndash;263 BC) was the founder of the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon in Anatolia.He was born in Tieium (Greek: Tieion ), [Strabo, [ bin/ptext?lookup=Strab.+12.3.8… …   Wikipedia

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  • Attalus I — ( el. polytonic|Ἄτταλος), surnamed Soter ( el. polytonic|Σωτὴρ, Savior ; 269 BC ndash; 197 BC) [Livy, [ 33.21–22] , says that Attalus died in the consulship of Cornelius and Minucius (197 BC) at… …   Wikipedia

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