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Eumenes I


Portrait of Eumenes I of Pergamon. Rijksmuseum van oudheden, Leiden (Holland). Photo Jona Lendering.
Portrait of Eumenes I of Pergamon (Rijksmuseum van oudheden, Leiden)
Eumenes I: Attalid king of Pergamon, ruled 263-241.

Successor of: Philetaerus

Relatives:

  • Father: Eumenes, brother of Philetaerus
  • Mother: Satyra

Main deeds:

  • Adopted by Philetaerus.
  • 263: Succeeds Philetaerus as lord of Pergamon and the valley of the Caicus; he behaves too independent in view of the Seleucid king Antiochus I Soter, who declares war.
  • 261: Antiochus defeated.
  • Eumenes remains friendly to Antiochus' successor Antiochus II Theos; although is an ally of Ptolemy II Philadelphus of Egypt in the Second Syrian War; and he pays tribute to the Galatians.
  • He adopts Attalus.
  • 241: Death. Games are instituted in his honor, the Eumenia.
Succeeded by: Attalus I Soter
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