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Heliodorus of Emesa

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Heliodorus Emesenus or Heliodorus of Emesa (Ancient Greek: Ἡλιόδωρος ὁ Ἐμεσηνός) is the author of the ancient Greek novel called the Aethiopica (Αἰθιοπικά) or Theagenes and Chariclea (Θεαγένης καὶ Χαρίκλεια), which has been dated to the 220s or 370s AD. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heliodorus of Emesa has received more than 87,896 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Heliodorus of Emesa is the 811th most popular writer (up from 1,326th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Syria (up from 54th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Syrian Writer.

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  • 88k

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  • 62.47

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  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Heliodorus of Emesa ranks 811 out of 5,755Before him are Jane Hawking, Menippus, Theognis of Megara, Theodoret, Hans Fallada, and Emilio Salgari. After him are Milorad Pavić, Jean Anouilh, Philip Pullman, Stesichorus, Zhang Sanfeng, and V. S. Naipaul.

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Among people born in 250, Heliodorus of Emesa ranks 15Before him are Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pope Marcellinus, Carinus, Pope Eusebius, Hormizd I, and Postumus. After him are Bahram I, Tetricus I, Bahram II, Donatus Magnus, Martinian, and Saint Chrysogonus. Among people deceased in 400, Heliodorus of Emesa ranks 3Before him are Vasubandhu and Onuphrius. After him are Thaïs, Flavia Maximiana Theodora, Eutropius, Quintus Smyrnaeus, Gaius Julius Solinus, Julius Firmicus Maternus, Eustathius of Antioch, Juvencus, and Mallobaudes.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Heliodorus of Emesa ranks 34 out of 181Before him are Avidius Cassius (130), Yazid II (687), Émile Benveniste (1902), Romanos the Melodist (490), Adunis (1930), and Moustapha Akkad (1930). After him are Julia Maesa (165), Odaenathus (220), Yazid III (701), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Nicolaus of Damascus (-64), and Al-Dhahabi (1274).

Among WRITERS In Syria

Among writers born in Syria, Heliodorus of Emesa ranks 3Before him are Al-Maʿarri (973) and Adunis (1930). After him are Herodian (170), Andrew of Crete (660), Nizar Qabbani (1923), Khaled al-Asaad (1932), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Abu Tammam (788), Jurji Zaydan (1861), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), and Alciphron (200).