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Heliodorus /ˌhliəˈdɔːrəs/ is a Greek name meaning "Gift of the Sun".

Greece republic in Southeast Europe

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Name word or term used for identification; see also proper noun (Q147276) and personal name (Q1071027)

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Persons

Several persons named Heliodorus are known to us from ancient times, the best known of which are:

Heliodorus (minister)

Heliodorus was a legate of Seleucus IV Philopator c. 187 BC – 175 BC. Some historical sources say that he assassinated Seleucus and seized the throne for himself, before Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the brother of the late king, with the help of the Pergamon monarch, Eumenes II, recovered it.

Heliodorus of Athens was an ancient author who wrote fifteen books on the Acropolis of Athens, possibly about 150 BC.

Heliodorus was a metrist in the 1st century AD who worked upon the comedies of Aristophanes. He was the principal authority used by Juba of Mauretania.

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For other people with this name, see Heliodorus