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109 B.C. - A.D. 180

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James Charlesworth writes: "Thallus apparently was a Samaritan who lived in Rome in the first century A.D. (cf. Josephus, Ant. 18.6, 4) and wrote a universal history (Theophilus of Antioch, for example, quotes from Thallus' work and refers to it as follows: kata gar ten Thallou historian [Ad Autol. 3.29; cf. Theopilus of Antioch. Ad Autolycum, ed. and trans. R. M. Grant. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970; pp. 144f.]). This work is lost, except for eight scattered fragments which were collected and edited by F. Jacoby (Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker. Berlin: Weidmann, 1929. Vol. 2B, pp. 1156-58) but were never collectively, to my knowledge, translated into English." (The Pseudepigrapha and Modern Research, p. 209)

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