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Eupolemus
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[1] Jew.-Hell. historian

Jewish-Hellenistic historian (mid 2nd cent. BC), probably identical with the E. mentioned in 1 Macc 8,17; in Palestine he wrote a work Περὶ τῶν ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ βασιλέων (‘On the Kings of Judea’). Fragments are extant because of the excerpts of  Alexander [23] Polyhistor in Euseb. Praep. evang. and Clem. Al.:  Moses was the ‘first sage’, first legislator and inventor of the script which was passed down to the Phoenicians and Greeks by…

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Schwemer, Anna Maria (Tübingen), “Eupolemus”, 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 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e405800>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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