At the end of the novel Aethiopica (c. 320 c.e.; Heliodorus His Æthiopian History, 1622), the author is identified as Heliodorus (hee-lee-oh-DOHR-uhs of i-MAY-suh), from the Phoenician city of Emesa, Theodosius’s son, whose family was linked with the Sun. The question of the dating of the novel is still open. The novel, in ten books, traces how Charicleia, born a white baby to the black king and queen of Ethiopia, exposed at birth by her mother, and raised by Apollo’s priest at Delphi, returns home to her birth parents. Notable characteristics include the start midstory, the lengthy retrospective first-person narratives, and the movement away from the Greek world to end in Ethiopia. The novel focuses on themes of piety and chastity and differences of ethnicity, race, and language. The fifth century Byzantine church historian Socrates Scholasticus claims that Helidorus eventually became a bishop.