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Aristaeus of Marmora

Aristeas was an Alexadrian Jew who lived in era of the later Ptolemies, approximately the second or third century BC. He is remembered for his Letter from Aristas in which is described in legendary form the origin of the Greek transalation of the Old testament known as the Septuagint. Although the account is in no way authentic it does present some useful insights on Egyptian and Palestinian affairs of the period.