Herodorus (Ancient Greek: Ἡρόδωρος), also called Herodorus of Heraclea (Ancient Greek: Ἡρόδωρος ὁ Ἡρακλεώτης)[1] was a native of Heraclea Pontica[2] and wrote a history on Heracles around 400 BC.[3] Plutarch references Herodorus several times in his account of Theseus in Parallel Lives. He should not be confused with Herodotus.


  1. ^ Athenaeus, Deipnosophists, 11.49
  2. ^ Der Neue Pauly, Enzyklopädie der Antike, sv., 1977/1999, ISBN 3-476-01470-3
  3. ^ Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH)."Herodorus." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2016.