Definition of Attalid in English:

Attalid

adjective

  • Relating to the Attalid dynasty.

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

noun

  • A member of a Hellenistic dynasty centered on the city of Pergamum in Asia Minor and named after Attalus I (reigned 241–197 BC), which flourished in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It had formal autonomy under the Attalids, who, however, interfered in most aspects of civic government.’
    • ‘The city dates back to the Attalids, who ruled during the height of artistic and scientific discoveries in the third and second centuries BC.’
    • ‘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 Attalids of the Hellenistic period were obviously interested in more than just militaristic ideals.’

Pronunciation:

Attalid

/ˈadlˌid/