| Share


Perga (pûrˈgə) [key], ancient city of Pamphylia, S Asia Minor, 10 mi (16 km) NE of the modern Antalya, Turkey. It was the seat of an Asian nature goddess. St. Paul came here on his first journey (Acts 14.25). The ruins of Perga include a theater and a stadium.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Perga from Infoplease:

  • Apollonius of Perga - Apollonius of Perga Apollonius of Perga, fl. 247–205 B.C., Greek mathematician of the ...
  • Pamphylia - Pamphylia Pamphylia , ancient region of S Asia Minor, on the coast between Lycia and Cilicia, in ...
  • Jakob Steiner - Steiner, Jakob Steiner, Jakob , 1796–1863, Swiss mathematician. He was largely self-taught ...
  • Pappus - Pappus Pappus , fl. c.300, Greek mathematician of Alexandria. He recorded and enlarged on the ...
  • astrolabe - astrolabe astrolabe , instrument probably used originally for measuring the altitudes of heavenly ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Ancient History, Middle East

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring