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Herodian or Herodianus (Greek: Ἡρωδιανός) of Syria, sometimes referred to as "Herodian of Antioch" (c. 170 – c. 240), was a minor Roman civil servant who wrote a colourful history in Greek titled History of the Empire from the Death of Marcus (τῆς μετὰ Μάρκον βασιλείας ἱστορία) in eight books covering the years 180 to 238. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herodian has received more than 178,198 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Herodian is the 923rd most popular writer (up from 1,025th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Syria and the 4th most popular Syrian Writer.

Herodian is most famous for being the historian of the Roman Empire during the reigns of the emperors Claudius, Nero, and Vespasian.

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  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.37

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  • 2.46

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Among writers, Herodian ranks 923 out of 5,755Before him are Silius Italicus, Christoph Martin Wieland, Fatema Mernissi, Tao Yuanming, André Bazin, and Bruce Chatwin. After him are Miroslav Krleža, Machado de Assis, Agathon, Ibn al-Muqaffa', Aimé Césaire, and Jules Renard.

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Among people born in 170, Herodian ranks 6Before him are Ulpian, Pupienus, Hippolytus of Rome, Guo Jia, and Philostratus. After him is Pang De. Among people deceased in 250, Herodian ranks 5Before him are Nagarjuna, Pope Fabian, Denis, and Philostratus. After him are Cai Yan, Saint Mercurius, Aryadeva, Aristides Quintilianus, Censorinus, and Licinianus.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Herodian ranks 41 out of 181Before him are Julia Maesa (165), Odaenathus (220), Yazid III (701), Ibrahim ibn al-Walid (700), Nicolaus of Damascus (-64), and Al-Dhahabi (1274). After him are Michel Aflaq (1910), Julia Soaemias (180), Tutush I (1066), Maron (301), Al-Adil I (1145), and Abu'l-Fida (1273).

Among WRITERS In Syria

Among writers born in Syria, Herodian ranks 4Before him are Al-Maʿarri (973), Adunis (1930), and Heliodorus of Emesa (250). After him are 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).