Definition of Attalid in English:



  • Relating to the Hellenistic dynasty named after Attalus I (reigned 241–197 bc), which flourished in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc.

    • ‘The Attalids of the Hellenistic period were obviously interested in more than just militaristic ideals.’
    • ‘The Attalids could claim to be both legitimate Greek kings and legitimate Asian kings.’
    • ‘Kyme was under the domination, successively of Persia, the Seleucids, the Attalids and finally Rome.’
    • ‘The city dates back to the Attalids, who ruled during the height of artistic and scientific discoveries in the third and second centuries BC.’
    • ‘It had formal autonomy under the Attalids, who, however, interfered in most aspects of civic government.’
    • ‘I am also working on the art of persuasion and on strategies for the legitimation of power in the Hellenistic world with special emphasis on the Attalids of Pergamon.’


  • A member of the Attalid dynasty.

    • ‘It developed into a major power during the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC under the Attalid dynasty.’