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(Δωσίθεος; Dōsítheos).

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[1] Jewish apostate

Son of Drimylos, Jewish apostate. He is supposed to have saved the life of Ptolemy IV Philopator before the battle at Raphia (217 BC)(3 Macc. 1,3). Around 240 BC he …

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Schwemer, Anna Maria (Tübingen), Folkerts, Menso (Munich), Ego, Beate (Osnabrück), Rist, Josef (Würzburg) and Gatti, Paolo (Trento), “Dositheus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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