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date: 23 April 2024

Africanus, Sextus Julius, 

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Author(s):
Barry BaldwinBarry Baldwin

Roman author; born Jerusalem ca.160, died ca.240. Circa 221 Africanus wrote his Chronographies in Greek, which is preserved now only in fragments; it was either a world history or tables of synchronies and genealogies designed to integrate the Old Testament with Greek and Oriental secular history. He espoused the belief that the world would last 6,000 years from the Creation; the birth of Christ was placed in ... ...

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