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Asia
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[2] Roman province

The  provincia A. was established in 129 BC when Rome took possession of the kingdom of  Pergamum, which was bequeathed to the Roman people by its last king  Attalus III (died 133 BC) (Liv. Per. 58f.). The Romans first had to assert themselves against  Aristonicus, the illegitimate brother of the departed king. But the majority of the Greek cities had remained loyal, which ear…

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Drew-Bear, Thomas (Lyon) and Christol, Michel (Paris), “Asia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e203090>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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