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Dositheus
(947 words)

(Δωσίθεος; Dōsítheos).

[German version]

[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…

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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 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e323800>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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