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Eumenes II

Coin of Eumenes II

Eumenes II of Pergamum ( Ευμένης Β' )(ruled 197 - 160 BC) was king of Pergamum and a member of the Attalid dynasty. He allied with the Romans to oppose Seleucid expansion towards the Aegean, leading to the defeat of Antiochus the Great at the Battle of Magnesia in 190 BC. Following the peace of Apamea in 188 BC, he received the provinces of Phrygia, Lydia, Lycia and Pamphylia from his Roman allies, as they had no desire for more territory but wished for a strong state in Asia Minor as a bulwark against any possible Seleucid expansion in the future.

Eumenes II ordered the construction of the Zeus Altar of Pergamum


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Preceded by: Attalus I
Succeeded by: Attalus II

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