The Babyloniaca of Berossus. Front Cover. Berosus (the Chaldean.) Table of Contents. 4. The Life of Berossus. 5 QR code for The Babyloniaca of Berossus . The Babyloniaca of Berossus. Front Cover. Berosus (the Chaldean.), Stanley Mayer Burstein. Undena Publication Table of Contents. 4. The Life of Berossus. 5. The Babyloniaca of Berossus /​ by Stanley Mayer Burstein. Author. Burstein, Stanley Mayer. Other Authors. Berossus, 3rd cent. B.C. [Babyloniaca. English].

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Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on ot user name at the top right of any screen. Perhaps Berossos was a prisoner of his own methodology and purpose.

Likewise, only those Achaemenid rulers were mentioned who were recognized at Babylon and then only in their capacity as kings of Babylon. Christian writers after Eusebius are probably reliant on him, but include Pseudo-Justinus 3rd—5th centuryHesychius of Alexandria 5th centuryAgathias —Moses of Chorene 8th centuryan unknown geographer of unknown date, and the Suda Byzantine dictionary from the 10th century.

What we have of ancient Mesopotamian myth is somewhat comparable with Berossus, though the exact integrity with which he transmitted his sources is unknown because much of the literature of Mesopotamia has not survived.


As the fragments make clear, Berossus provided no connected account of Iranian affairs but only noted those episodes in which Iranian actions directly affected Babylon. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. In composing his history, Berossus drew on the mythic-historiographical tradition of Mesopotamia, and specifically on such well known texts as the creation myth Enuma ElishAtrahasisand the king lists, which provided the point of departure and conceptual framework for a universal history.

Like Herodotus and Thucydides, he probably autographed his work for the benefit of later writers. Finding libraries that hold this item Linked Data More info about Linked Data.

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Similar Items Related Subjects: Eusebius’ other mentions of Berossus in Praeparatio Evangelica are derived from Josephus, Tatianus, and another inconsequential source the last cite contains only, “Berossus the Babylonian recorded Naboukhodonosoros in his history”.

Babylonia — History — Early works to Your rating has been recorded. View all subjects More berosuss this Similar Items. Those already steeped in Babylonian historical lore would recognize the pattern and understand the interpretation of bberossus Berossos was making. If you enter several tags, separate with commas.

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The usual account of Mesopotamian history was Ctesias of Cnidus’s Persicawhile most of the value of Berossus was considered to be babylpniaca astrological writings. Physical Description 37 p.

The “Babyloniaca” of Berossus

The Armenian translations of Eusebius and Syncellus’ transmissions Chronicon and Ecloga Chronographicarespectively both record Berossus’ use of “public records” and it is possible that Babhloniaca catalogued his sources. These were in fact an elaborate forgery.

Please verify that you are not a robot. Nothing of Berossus survives in Jerome ‘s Latin translation of Eusebius.

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