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Agathias Scholasticus (Greek: Ἀγαθίας σχολαστικός; c. AD 530 – 582/594) was a Greek poet and the principal historian of part of the reign of the Roman emperor Justinian I between 552 and 558. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agathias has received more than 104,080 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Agathias is the 756th most popular writer (down from 754th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from Greece (down from 181st in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Greek Writer.

Agathias is most famous for his work on the history of the wars between the Byzantines and the Persians.

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  • 33

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Among writers, Agathias ranks 756 out of 5,755Before him are Olga Tokarczuk, Solomon Northup, Karl Harrer, Sidonius Apollinaris, Adunis, and Sinclair Lewis. After him are Edmond de Goncourt, Douglas Adams, Miep Gies, Dalton Trumbo, Multatuli, and Jens Peter Jacobsen.

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Among people born in 536, Agathias ranks 1After him is Evagrius Scholasticus. Among people deceased in 582, Agathias ranks 2Before him is Tiberius II Constantine. After him are Eutychius of Constantinople and Justinian.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Agathias ranks 191 out of 936Before him are Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), Aenesidemus (-80), Exekias (-501), Athenagoras of Athens (133), Aelia Eudocia (401), and Cecrops I (null). After him are Crates of Thebes (-365), Timon of Phlius (-320), Telamon (null), Nearchus (-356), Nabis (-300), and Theophano (941).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Agathias ranks 22Before him are Phaedrus (-20), Tyrtaeus (-700), Longus (110), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Periander (-700), and Aelia Eudocia (401). After him are Odysseas Elytis (1911), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Bacchylides (-490), Philostratus (170), Agathon (-448), and Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217).