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Heliodorus of Emesa

Overview
Works: 319 works in 1,115 publications in 13 languages and 8,409 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Correspondent
Classifications: PA3998.H2, 883.01
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An Ethiopian romance by Heliodorus( Book )

19 editions published between 1923 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Romance novel didn't begin with Kathleen Woodiwiss or even with the Bronte sisters. By the time Heliodorus wrote his "Aethiopica"--or "Ethiopian Romance"--in the third century, the genre was already impressively developed. Heliodorus launches his tale of love and the quirks of fate with a bizarre scene of blood, bodies, and booty on an Egyptian beach viewed through the eyes of a band of mystified pirates. The central love-struck characters are Charicles, the beautiful daughter of the Ethiopian queen, and Theagenes, a Thessalian aristocrat. The story unfolds with all the twists and devices any writer would employ today, with the added attractions of dreams, oracles, and exotic locales in the ancient Mediterranean and Africa."--Goodreads
The strange discovery : a tragi-comedy. Written by I. Gough. Gent by J. G( )

28 editions published in 1640 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia etiópica de los amores de Teágenes y Cariclea by Heliodorus( Book )

70 editions published between 1534 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second edition in Italian (the first appeared three years earlier) of the Aethiopica, the oldest and best of the extant Greek romances, probably written in the third century A.D
An Aethiopian history written in Greek by Heliodorus by Heliodorus( Book )

13 editions published between 1895 and 1967 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chariclea, the daughter of King Hydaspes and Queen Persinna of Ethiopia, was born white because her mother gazed upon a painting of the naked Andromeda just after her rescue by Perseus while Chariclea was being conceived (an instance of the theory of maternal impression). Fearing accusations of adultery, Persinna gives her baby daughter to the care of Sisimithras, a gymnosophist, who takes the baby to Egypt and places her in the care of Charicles, a Pythian priest. Chariclea is then taken to Delphi, and made a priestess of Artemis. Theagenes, a noble Thessalian, comes to Delphi and the two fall in love. He runs off with Chariclea with the help of Calasiris (kalasiris), an Egyptian who has been employed by Persinna to find Chariclea. They encounter many perils: pirates, bandits, and others
Ethiopian story by Heliodorus( Book )

11 editions published between 1895 and 1997 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heliodorus composed this love epic in the revived Greek prose of his time -- probably in the first quarter of the third century A.D. This work can claim the distinction of being the first skilfully constructed European romance. It concerns a pair of young lovers and their perilous adventures by land and sea; of their escapes from danger, and the final happy achievement of their hearts' desire
Les Éthiopiques : (Théagène et Chariclée) by Heliodorus( Book )

29 editions published between 1659 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een spannende romance van meer dan 1650 jaar geleden, vol verwikkelingen, maar met een happy end: de liefdesgeschiedenis van Charicleia en Theagenes. Charicleia is de beeldschone dochter van de koning en koningin van Ethiopië. Ze wordt te vondeling gelegd, komt in Griekenland terecht, wordt priesteres in Delphi en ontmoet daar Theagenes, een edelman uit Thessalië. Voor beiden is het liefde op het eerste gezicht. 0Maar voordat de twee terugkeren naar Ethiopië en kunnen trouwen, worden ze geconfronteerd met een reeks van gevechten, ontvoeringen, piraten, rovers, lange reizen en persoonsverwisselingen. 0Heliodorus moet omstreeks 375 na Christus geleefd hebben. Hij was afkomstig uit Emesa (nu Homs, in Syrië). Van hem is maar één roman bekend: de Aethiopica, een 'Ethiopisch verhaal', over de liefde van Theagenes en Charicleia. De laatste Nederlandse vertaling is van 1825; tijd dus voor een update door Marianne van der Weiden
Heliodori Aethiopicorum libri decem by Heliodorus( Book )

48 editions published between 1551 and 1855 in 4 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumphs of love and constancy : a romance, containing the heroick amours of Theagenes & Chariclea : in ten books by Heliodorus( )

13 editions published between 1687 and 1963 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Æthiopian history of Heliodorus : in ten books by Heliodorus( )

12 editions published between 1686 and 1965 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faire Æthiopian by Heliodorus( )

12 editions published between 1631 and 1992 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Æthiopian romance by Heliodorus( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Æthiopian historie written in Greeke by Heliodorus: very vvittie and pleasaunt, Englished by Thomas Vnderdoune. With the argumente of euery booke, sette before the whole vvoorke by Heliodorus( )

9 editions published between 1569 and 1587 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Theagenes and Chariclea : a romance by Heliodorus( )

14 editions published between 1717 and 1789 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heliodori Aethiopica by Heliodorus( Book )

19 editions published between 1619 and 1938 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Aethiopian history of Heliodorus. by Heliodorus( Book )

10 editions published between 1686 and 1925 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An Ethiopian romance
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Ethiopian story
Alternative Names
Eliodoro di Emesa

Ēliodōros Emesēnos, 3os ai.

Emesa, Heliodorus of

Geliodor Emesskiĭ

Heliodor d'Emesa

Heliodor of Emesa

Héliodore, d'Emesa

Héliodore d'Emèse

Héliodore, of Emesa

Heliodoro de Emesa

Heliodoros aus Emesa

Hēliodōros, Emesēnos

Hēliodōros, of Emesa

Heliodorus Emesenus

Heliodorus Scriptor Eroticus

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Iliodor Emesskiĭ

Ἡλιόδωρος, Ἐμεσηνός

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