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Post by Jakev2 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:13 pm

Pergamon, a great city with great structures, including one of the biggest and most important libraries in the known world, a huge temple to the God Dionysus, a huge altar dedicated to Zeus (the altar of Pergamon), and an amphitheatre which seats 10,000, known as the steepest in the world. Typically Greek, it is a place of merrymaking and the arts, but above all education and kowledge. Pergamon is the city which invented parchment (named charta pergamena after the city) to record and pass down knowledge after the Egyptians stopped shipping papyrus. And as knowledge is power, this city-state is sure to announce itself to the world soon. But it was not always so. The great city rose from humble origins, and its story is one of the many books in the cities great library.

Originally an Athenian colony, Pergamon started as a small town in Mysia on the river Caicus, some fifteen miles from the Aegean coast. Supplies and people were shipped up and down the river to allow the colony to grow and trade to flourish. It grew and grew, becoming recognized as an important city. Soon however, the rising ambitions of the Persian Empire saw the cities Greek inhabitants flee as it was absorbed into their mighty empire. Soon the city was inhabited by barbarians, who caused much damage to the acropolis. Some years later, Pergamon became a battle ground, as Thracian, Macedonian and Persian forces clashed in the Battle of the Caicus. The Persians and the Thracians were wiped out, leaving a tiny, battered Macedonian force to attempt to conquer the city. In the ensuing chaos, the Greeks returned under Eudokia (meaning "good fame"), one of the original inhabitants of the city, and took it back from the Macedonians. Eudokia instated himself as King of the new hellenistic state, declaring independence from the Athenians, Macedonians and Persians who had claims on the city.

It was under his rule that city began to grow. The acropolis was rebuilt, and the great library and altar to Zeus were constructed. Trade flourished, and Eudokia managed to significantly improve relations with the Athenians, who had at first been rather upset at losing such a valuable colony, however the Kingdom's existance was a precarious one, with the Persian Empire looming from the East. Over the next few decades, the kingdom of Pergamon expanded its territory to include Elaea, Cyme, and Smyrna. Now, many years later, his great-grandson Theokritos (meaning "judge of God") sits on the throne, poised to expand his territory even further. For now, his sights are set on other nearby great city-states in Asia Minor, namely Troy and Sardis. Only time will tell if he can succeed in his planned conquests.


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Post by Doyler on Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:40 pm

Jakev2 wrote:Eudokia managed to significantly improve relations with the Athenians, who had at first been rather upset at losing such a valuable colony

The Dictator of Athens would doubtfully have accepted such bribes. He's slow to change his views once set.
Eudokia managed to slightly improve relations with Athens, who's stone-faced dictator was furious with losing the colony, and had banned all trade and communication for over 10 years until Eudokia managed to smooth it over.
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Post by Jakev2 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:49 pm

Bear in mind that happened some 100 years age, and the Athenian leader would have been a different person. I was also trying to fit it in with your diplomatic view of us, which was something like "good, our former colony".

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Post by Doyler on Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:08 pm

Jakev2 wrote:Bear in mind that happened some 100 years age, and the Athenian leader would have been a different person. I was also trying to fit it in with your diplomatic view of us, which was something like "good, our former colony".
My leader is immortal Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Jakev2 on Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:08 pm

Changed some things, though not the stuff regarding Athens. Still want me to?

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