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Postdiluvian history according to Berossus (2)

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postdiluvian age
3rd century BCE
Hellenistic Empires
Hellenistic philosophers and scholars

Medes = Gutians, Phulos = Tiglath-pileser III.

Berossus, Babyloniaca F5a:
And after these, following their so powerful dynasty, the Medes, after they had gathered together an army against Babylon, took the city and installed in that very place tyrants from their own ranks. Hereupon he also records the names of the kings of the Medes, eight in number who reigned 244 years and again eleven kings and 28 years, then the Chaldeans, 49 kings for 458 years, and then Arabians, nine kings for 245 years. After these years, he records the reign of Semiramis over Assyria. Then he once again lists only the names of the individual kings, 45 of them, and their total regnal years, 526. After these, he says, the king of the Chaldeans was Phulos … after him … Senacheirimos was king.

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Berossus, Babyloniaca F5a


Burstein 1978, 22Burstein, Stanley M. The Babyloniaca of Berossus. Sources from the Ancient Near East 1.5. Malibu: Undena Publications 1978.
Verbrugghe and Wickersham 2000, 52Verbrugghe, Gerald P. and John M. Wickersham. Berossos and Manetho. Introduced and Translated. Native Traditions in Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press 2000.

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