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Alcidamas (Greek: Ἀλκιδάμας), of Elaea, in Aeolis, was a Greek sophist and rhetorician, who flourished in the 4th century BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alcidamas has received more than 40,023 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Alcidamas is the 849th most popular philosopher (down from 816th in 2019), the 790th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 748th in 2019) and the 46th most popular Turkish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Alcidamas ranks 849 out of 1,081Before him are Gregory of Tatev, Apollodorus the Epicurean, Alain Finkielkraut, Matthias Bel, Paul de Man, and Thomas Arnold. After him are Syrianus, Albinus, Menedemus, Józef Maria Bocheński, Denis Pétau, and F. H. Bradley.

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Among people born in Turkey, Alcidamas ranks 790 out of 1,301Before him are Andronikos V Palaiologos (1400), Ibn Kemal (1468), Arda Turan (1987), Aristides Quintilianus (150), Peter of Sebaste (345), and Nicomedes III of Bithynia (-200). After him are Constantine Lascaris (1434), Rufus of Ephesus (100), Saint Pothinus (87), Albinus (100), Baltacı Mehmet Pasha (1662), and Asad ibn al-Furat (759).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Alcidamas ranks 46Before him are John Argyropoulos (1415), Maximus of Ephesus (310), Crantor (-400), Nikephoros Blemmydes (1197), Cerinthus (100), and Necip Fazıl Kısakürek (1904). After him are Albinus (100), Zeno of Tarsus (-250), Antipater of Tarsus (-300), Critolaus (-200), Colotes (-320), and Sosipatra (-400).