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Berossus

(bərŏ`səs), 3d cent. B.C., Babylonian priest-historian; contemporary of ManethoManetho
, fl. 300 B.C., Egyptian historian, a priest at Heliopolis, under Ptolemy I and Ptolemy II. His work, covering the history of Egypt from legendary times to 323 B.C.
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. His work, in Greek, preserved Mesopotamian myths regarding creation and history. It survives in fragments quoted by Josephus and Eusebius of Caesarea.
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Seventeen contributions discuss the work of Berossos, a contemporary of Alexander the Great, who wrote the Babyloniaca.