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Works: 242 works in 819 publications in 12 languages and 6,686 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Attributed name
Classifications: PA3612, 937.06
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Most widely held works by Herodian
Herodian by Herodian( Book )

32 editions published between 1969 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of Herodian (born c. A.D. 178-179) covers a period of the Roman empire from the death of the emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 180) to the accession of Gordian III (A.D. 238), half a century of turbulence, in which we can see the onset of the revolution which, in the words of Gibbon, "will ever be remembered, and is still felt by the nations of the earth". In these years, a succession of frontier crises and a disastrous lack of economic planning established a pattern of military coups and increasingly cultural pluralism that was to plague the Roman empire in its decline. Of this revolutionary epoch we know all too little. The selection of chance has destroyed all but a handful of the literary sources that deal with the immediate post-Antonine scene. Herodian's work is one of the few that have survived. It also happens to be the only contemporary work of history that has come down to us completely intact. Of the author himself we know virtually nothing, except that he served in some official capacity in the empire of which he wrote. The History, which is written in Greek, was apparently produced for the benefit of people in the Greek-speaking half of the Roman empire. It has many defects and failings. It betrays the faults of an age when truth was distorted by rhetoric and stereotypes were a substitute for sound reason. But, for all that, it is an essential document for any who would try to understand the nature of the Roman empire in an era of rapidly changing social and political institutions
History of the Roman Empire from the death of Marcus Aurelius to the accession of Gordian III by Herodian( Book )

5 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodianou Istoriōn biblia e'(8) = Herodiani historiarvm libri 8 : recogniti & notis illustrati by Herodian( Book )

118 editions published between 1524 and 1978 in 6 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regnum post Marcum by Herodian( Book )

42 editions published between 1525 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main description: Herodianus, geboren um 180 n. Chr., gilt als wichtiger Zeuge für die Geschichte seiner Zeit. Die letzte Neubearbeitung wurde in der Bibliotheca Teubneriana 1922 von K. Stavenhagen vorgelegt. Weltweit existiert keine Neubearbeitung des Textes, so dass die Edition von Lucarini von der Fachwelt mit größtem Interesse aufgenommen wurde, zumal er eine neue Durchsicht aller Handschriften vorgenommen und die Literatur der letzten Jahrzehnte zu Herodianus exakt aufgearbeitet hat
Herodiani ab excessu divi Marci libri octo by Herodian( Book )

43 editions published between 1855 and 1967 in 5 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des empereurs romains : de Marc-Aurèle à Gordien III : 180 ap. J.-C.-238 ap. J.-C. by Herodian( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodians of Alexandria : his imperiall history of twenty Roman caesars & emperours of his time by Herodian( Book )

14 editions published between 1652 and 1976 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ab excessu divi Marci libri octo by Herodian( Book )

10 editions published between 1883 and 1968 in 5 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodiani Historiae de imperio post Marcum : vel, De suis temporibus by Herodian( Book )

40 editions published between 1493 and 1696 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodiani historiarum libri octo by Herodian( Book )

19 editions published between 1792 and 1829 in 5 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erodiano e Commodo : traduzione e commento storico al primo libro della Storia dell'Impero dopo Marco by Herodian( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia dell'Impero romano dopo Marco Aurelio by Herodian( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le "Philétaeros" attribué à Hérodien by Alphonse Dain( Book )

6 editions published in 1954 in Greek, Ancient and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte des Kaisertums nach Marc Aurel : griechisch und deutsch by Herodian( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ērodianou Istoriōn biblia ē = Herodiani Historiarum lib. VIII. : græce pariter, & latine by Herodian( Book )

22 editions published between 1524 and 1704 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodian's history of his own time or of the Roman Empire after Marcus by Herodian( Book )

5 editions published in 1749 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heir apparent by Herodian( Book )

12 editions published in 1789 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zgodovinska podoba prostora med Akvilejo, Jadranom in Sirmijem pri Kasiju Dionu in Herodijanu by Marjeta Šašel Kos( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Slovenian and Slovak and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

Erodiano 0165?-0255?

Erodiano c. 170-c. 255

Erodiano storico romano



Herodià historiador grec


Herodian 0165?-0255?

Herodian c. 170-c. 255

Herodian ca 175-efter 238

Herodian Greek historian

Herodian Historiker

Herodian of Syria

Herodian Syryjczyk.


Herodiano 0165?-0255?

Herodiano historiador griego


Hērōdianós 0165?-0255?



Herodianus, 'Alexandria, actiu s. II

Herodianus alexandrinus historicus

Herodianus alexandrinus historicus 0165?-0255?

Herodianus Alexandrinus Historicus ca 175-efter 238

Héródianus asi 180-asi 260

Herodianus c. 170-c. 255

Herodianus historicus 0165?-0255?

Herodianus Historicus 175-efter 238

Herodianus historicus uit Romeinse Keizerrijk (170-250)

Herodianus syrus historicus

Herodianus syrus historicus 0165?-0255?

Herodianus Syrus Historicus ca 175-efter 238

Herodianus, Technicus, actiu s. II

Hérodien 0165?-0255?

Hérodien ca 175-255

Hérodien de Syrie

Hérodien historien

Hérodien historien romain d’expression grecque


Herodijan iz Sirije

Hīrōdianós 0165?-0255?



Ἡρωδιανός 0165?-0255?

Ἡρωδιανός historien





هرودین تاریخ‌نگار در یونان باستان



Regnum post Marcum