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Attalid Asia Minor
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Attalid Asia Minor: Money, International Relations, and the State

Peter Thonemann


This book is dedicated to the political economy of one of the major states of the Hellenistic world, the Attalid kingdom of Pergamon in north-western Asia Minor. In the third century bc, the Attalid dynasts of Pergamon were relatively minor players in Hellenistic great-power politics. In 188 bc, after Rome's victory over the Seleukid king Antiochos III, the Attalids were granted the lion's share of the former Seleukid territories in western and inner Anatolia; at a stroke, the Attalids were elevated to the status of one of the major powers of the eastern Mediterranean. But this new-found promi ... More

Keywords: attalid, pergamon, asia minor, hellenistic, coinage, rome, economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199656110
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656110.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Thonemann, editor
Tutor in Ancient History, Wadham College, Oxford