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Title: Berossos, Antiochos und die Babyloniaka
Author(s): BACH, Johannes
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 12    Date: 2013   
Pages: 157-180
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.12.0.2994446

Abstract :
The first part of this paper discusses the chronological framework of Berossus and the Babyloniaca. The results suggest a birth of Berossus not under Alexander the Great but under Alexander IV, and open up the possibility of the Babyloniaca being presented not to Antiochus I but to Antiochus II. The second part undertakes to examine a possible application of Alan Lenzi’s theory of a ‘Mythology of scribal succession’ to the case of the Babyloniaca. For this, an analysis of the first two books of the Babyloniaca and discussions of views alternative views to parts of Lenzi’s model are offered.

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