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 58,271 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Heliodorus of Emesa is the 1,326th most popular writer (down from 1,043rd in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Syria (down from 38th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Syrian Writer.

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Among writers, Heliodorus of Emesa ranks 1,326 out of 5,794Before him are Maurice Barrès, Joseph Addison, Sheridan Le Fanu, Babrius, Victor Serge, and Namık Kemal. After him are Lord Alfred Douglas, Egon Kisch, Rex Stout, Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Juliusz Słowacki, and Hieronymus of Cardia.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Heliodorus of Emesa ranks 54 out of 158Before him are Nizar Qabbani (1923), Amin al-Hafiz (1921), Julia Soaemias (180), Romanos the Melodist (490), Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945), and Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf (1526). After him are Abdul Halim Khaddam (1932), Evagrius Scholasticus (536), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Hazael (-900), Sergius I of Constantinople (565), and Anisa Makhlouf (1930).

Among WRITERS In Syria

Among writers born in Syria, Heliodorus of Emesa ranks 7Before him are Al-Maʿarri (973), Adunis (1930), Khaled al-Asaad (1932), Herodian (170), Andrew of Crete (660), and Nizar Qabbani (1923). After him are Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Abu Tammam (788), Cassius Longinus (213), Alciphron (200), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), and John Moschus (550).