Heliodorus of Emesa


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Heliodorus of Emesa

(hē'lēōdôr`əs, ĕm`əsə), 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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(Baumgarten, 2016) From Odysseus to Oedipus, Greeks have loved their tests of masculinity; Heliodorus of Emesa wrote of the performative nature of masculinity, Achilles Tatius interrogated the traditional codes of gender, and Homer was all about testing who's best, in both the Trojan war and, even more importantly, on the journey back home.
Heliodorus of Emesa. Historia etiopica de los amores de Teagenes y Clariclea.
(6) All citations of the Spanish translation of the AEthiopica are from Heliodorus of Emesa, Historia Etiopica de los amores de Teagenes y Cariclea [1587], trans., Juan de Mena, ed., Francisco Lopez Estrada (1954).