on Kos from the View of Common Sense Geography.
Apolodoro representava para a historia do Imperio Parto o que Berossos representava para a historia da Anatolia e Ctesias de Cnido para a historia da Mesopotamia no periodo helenistico (KNIPPSCHILD 2010, p.
Esse tipo de estudo teria como principais representantes Herodoto (especialmente seu livro sobre o Egito), Ctesias, Manetao e Berossos (STADTER 1980, p.
Thus, for instance, Alalgar is said to have reigned for 36,000 years, and the same period is attributed to Dumu-zid / Dumuzi ("Son of truth") and to En-sipad-zid-Annak / Ensipazianna; Berossos indicates that Aloros (the same as Alulim) reigned also for 36,000 Earthyears (cf.
The number of 432,000 years is coincidentally the period indicated by Berossos during which the ten antediluvian kings ruled over the Earth (cf.
Seventeen contributions discuss the work of Berossos
, a contemporary of Alexander the Great, who wrote the Babyloniaca.
Varios ejemplos de estos relatos han sido encontrados en la antigua Mesopotamia (hoy Irak) y en otras partes, incluyendo la historia del diluvio sumerio, el relato de Atrahasis, la tabla XI de Gilgamesh, y un relato en el trabajo del escritor griego Berossos
Mathys' commentary on 1-2 Chronicles argues that the work was written in the early Ptolemaic period in order to counter "Manetho, Hekataios, and Berossos
, whilst providing an alternative to the predominant Hellenistic values of the time" (p.
Sterling proposes a flexible kind of |oriental apologetic historiography' developing through Berossos
, Apion, and others, on to Eupolemos and so to Josephus' Antiquitates Judaicae; but also to Luke-Acts.
Berossos is hardly a household name among Classicists and Assyriologists.
The World of Berossos is the fifth volume in the series Classica et Orientaba and contains the Proceedings of the 4th International Colloquium on "The Ancient Near East between Classical and Ancient Oriental Traditions" held at Hatfield College, Durham on July 7-9, 2010.
What is more, the two scientists indicate as a possible/plausible "contact story" the accounts by Berossos
on Sumerian history, and they reproduce in their book several images of ancient cylinder seals taken from Frankfort (1939), among which two were to be essential for Zecharia Sitchin's (2007i: 176ff, 204ff) demonstration in The twelfth planet (1976) precisely that the civilization of Sumer is the result of alien contact.