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- Attalid Dynasty (en), Attalides (fr), Dinastía atálida (es), Attalidi (it), Attaliden (de), Δυναστεία των Ατταλιδών (el)Additional labels
- The Attalid dynasty was a Hellenistic dynasty that ruled the city of Pergamon after the death of Lysimachus, a general of
Alexander the Great. The Attalid kingdom was the rump state left after the collapse of the Lysimachian Empire. One of Lysimachus'
officers, Philetaerus, took control of the city in 282 BC. The later Attalids were descended from his father and they expanded
the city into a kingdom. Attalus I proclaimed himself King in the 230s BC, following his victories over the Galatians. The
Attalids ruled Pergamon until Attalus III bequeathed the kingdom to the Roman Republic in 133 BC to avoid a likely succession