Polytheistic Pergamum Chapter 8

THE GEOGRAPHY OF PERGAMUM ...... p. 225

THE HISTORY OF PERGAMUM ...... p. 227

  • Under Seleucid control...... p. 227
  • Under Pergamene control ...... p. 227
  • Under Roman control ...... p. 228

THE POPULATION OF PERGAMUM ...... p. 231

  • Fig. 57. A Hellenistic portrait of the king of Pergamum, Attalus I.
  • Fig. 58. A model of the acropolis of the ancient Greek city of Pergamum.

 THE IMPORTANT BUILDINGS OF PERGAMUM ...... p. 231

  • Famous for her library ...... p. 231
  • Fig. 60.Asclepeion complex.
  • Fig. 61. Map of the Pergamum Asclepion.
  • Famous for her Asclepeion ...... p. 235
  • Fig. 62. Statue of Galen of Pergamum.
  • Fig. 63. Coin with a basket used for housing sacred snakes.
  • Famous for her theater ...... p. 238

FAMOUS FOR HER RELIGIOUS WORSHIP ...... p. 239

  • Fig. 64. Hellenistic Pergamum theater with a capacity of ca. 10,000 citizens.
  • The great altar of Zeus ...... p. 240
  • Fig. 65. The great Altar of Pergamum.
  • Fig. 66. The remains of the Altar of Zeus

FAMOUS FOR THE IMPERIAL CULT ...... p. 242

  • The Trajaneium ...... p. 243
  • Fig. 67. The partially restored Trajaneium in Pergamum.

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Kunsthistorisches Museum (no. IX A 79) Photograph by James Steakley, PD Roman cameo of Gemma Augustea (AD 9–12). A depiction of Emperor...