BEROES (Berossos)( Babylonian priest, the Greek historian)
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Beroes, Berossos, a Babylonian priest, the Greek historian, a contemporary of Antiochus I Seleucids (281-261 gg. BC. e.), which he dedicated written in Greek history of Babylon (Babyloniaka, Chaldaika) in 3 books (Fr.). It covers events from the beginning of the world before the Flood (kn. I), from the flood to Nabonassara, ie to 747 g. BC. e. (kn. II), from Nabonassara to Alexander the Great (Prince. III). B. written in the style of the Chronicles, he challenged the Greek views on the history of the East. Reliability book. III as the source confirmed the cuneiform inscriptions. B. founded astrological school on the island of Kos, and thus introduced the Greeks to the Babylonian astrology (cm. Astrological works).