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berossus

Chaldean priest of Bel in Babylon who wrote a work in three books (in Greek) on the history and culture of Babylonia dedicated to Antiochus I (c. 324-261 BC). It was widely used by later Greek compilers, whose versions in turn were quoted by religious historians such as Eusebius of Caeserea and Josephus. Thus Berosus, though his work survives only in fragmentary citations, is remembered for his passing on knowledge of the origins of Babylon to the ancient Greeks

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