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Aeschines of Sphettus

430 BC - 360 BC

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Aeschines of Sphettus (Ancient Greek: Αἰσχίνης Σφήττιος, c. 425 BC – c. 350 BC) or Aeschines Socraticus (Ancient Greek: Αἰσχίνης Σωκρατικός), son of Lysanias, of the deme Sphettus of Athens, was a philosopher who in his youth was a follower of Socrates. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aeschines of Sphettus has received more than 44,040 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Aeschines of Sphettus is the 611th most popular philosopher (down from 556th in 2019), the 364th most popular biography from Greece (down from 336th in 2019) and the 41st most popular Greek Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Aeschines of Sphettus ranks 611 out of 1,081Before him are Nicola Abbagnano, Thiruvalluvar, Johann Christoph Gottsched, Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov, Yves Bonnefoy, and John Austin. After him are David Hartley, Polemon, R. G. Collingwood, Shen Buhai, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Cristoforo Landino.

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Among people born in 430 BC, Aeschines of Sphettus ranks 4Before him are Xenophon, Dionysius I of Syracuse, and Cynisca. After him is Philistus. Among people deceased in 360 BC, Aeschines of Sphettus ranks 7Before him are Democritus, Agesilaus II, Atropates, Agnodice, Campaspe, and Dinocrates. After him are Artabazos II, Lais of Corinth, Polykleitos the Younger, Leontion, Anniceris, and Bryaxis.

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Among people born in Greece, Aeschines of Sphettus ranks 364 out of 936Before him are Eucleidas (-201), Theophylact of Ohrid (1055), Acusilaus (-600), Alexandros Panagoulis (1939), Demophon of Athens (null), and Theagenes of Thasos (-500). After him are Polemon (-400), Callicratidas (-500), Dexippus (210), Miltiades the Elder (-600), Theopompus of Sparta (-800), and Eupolis (-446).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Aeschines of Sphettus ranks 41Before him are Eudemus of Rhodes (-370), Phaedo of Elis (-401), Stilpo (-359), Plutarch of Athens (350), Nicos Poulantzas (1936), and Anaxarchus (-380). After him are Polemon (-400), Philo of Larissa (-145), Zoilus (-400), Aristo of Chios (-300), Hermarchus (-325), and Asclepigenia (400).