III: official name of Aristonicus, last Attalid
ruler of Pergamon (133-129).
Successor of: Attalus
Attalus III Philometor, who has no children, leaves the Pergamene
kingdom to the Romans.
does not accept this deal and revolts against Rome. He accepts the name
Pergamon and Ephesus do not support him, but he finds support on the
countryside. The revolt becomes a social conflict between the
suppressed people of the land and the rich urban people.
ideals of the revolutionaries are defended by Blossius of Cumae, who
was also a supporter of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus.
Rome sends an army.
Eumenes III Aristonicus defeats the Roman consul
Publius Licinius Crassus Dives Mucianus at Leucae.
The Roman commander Marcus Perperna besieges Eumenes at Stratonicea and
captures him. He is brought to Rome and executed.