Berossus bərŏ´səs [key], 3d cent. BC, Babylonian priest-historian; contemporary of Manetho . His work, in Greek, preserved Mesopotamian myths regarding creation and history. It survives in fragments quoted by Josephus and Eusebius of Caesarea.

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