Heliodorus of Emesa

Heliodorus of Emesa (hēˌlēōdôrˈəs, ĕmˈəsə) [key], fl. 3d cent., Syrian Greek writer. He wrote the romance Aethiopica, one of the oldest and best of surviving Greek romances. Little is known of his life except that he was a Phoenician from Emesa, Syria.

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