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Βηρωσός). A Greek writer, born in Bithynia, and a priest of Belus. He lived as early as the time of Alexander the Great, and about B.C. 280 wrote a work, dedicated to King Antiochus Soter, on Babylonian history, in three books (Babylonica or Chaldaica). The work must have been of great value, as it was founded on ancient priestly chronicles preserved in the Temple of Belus at Babylon. Its importance as an authority for the ancient history of Asia is fully attested by the fragments that remain, in spite of their scanty number and disordered arrangement. They are preserved for us chiefly in the works of Iosephus, Eusebius , and Syncellus, and have been edited by W. Richter (Leipzig, 1825), and by Müller in the second volume of the Historicorum Graecorum Fragmenta (of the “Collection Didot”), published at Paris in 1848. The work entitled Antiquitatum Libri Quinque cum Commentariis Ioannis Annii (Rome, 1498), published in Latin as a work of Berosus, was in reality written by the Dominican Giovanni Nanni of Viterbo.

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