Eumĕnes in Harpers Dictionary of Classical AntiquitiesII., king of Pergamum, who reigned B.C. 197-159, and was the son and successor of Attalus I. He inherited from his predecessor the friendship and alliance of the Romans, which he took the utmost pains to cultivate. Pergamum became under his rule a great and flourishing city, in which he founded that celebrated library that rose to be a rival even to that of Alexandria. See Pergamum.
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