noun, plural Attalids, Attalidae [uh-tal-i-dee] .
any of a line of kings, usually named Attalus orEumenes, that ruled Pergamum, in Asia Minor, 282–133 b.c.

presumably after Attalus (< Greek Áttalos), father ofPhiletaerus (died 263 b.c.), founder of the kingdom; see -id1 Unabridged
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