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date: 25 June 2019

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This article aims to contribute to the study of Babylonian traditions in Berossos' time and to reveal how a native Babylonian conceived the history of his culture at that period. It examines how Babylonian and Greek culture converged and shows that Berossos unified Babylonian historical traditions and Greek scholarship and transformed native traditions according to Greek forms and concepts. It also describes Berossos' portrait of Babylonian history and its wider cultural context.

Keywords: Berossos, Babylonian traditions, Babylonian culture, Greek culture, historical traditions, Greek scholarship

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