any of a line of kings, usually named Attalus orEumenes, that ruled Pergamum, in Asia Minor, 282–133 b.c.
In Aeolis, of course, the centre of gravity moved to the Attalid capital, Pergamum.
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The Attalid kings, the founders of Pergamon, cared only for splendid buildings splendidly adorned.
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- Attalus i
(Soter) king of Pergamum 241–197 b.c.
- Attalus ii
(Philadelphus) king of Pergamum c159–138 b.c.
- Attalus iii
(Philometor) king of Pergamum 138–133 b.c.
a clay mineral, basic hydrous silicate of magnesium and aluminum, the active ingredient of fuller’s earth.