Apollodorus of Athens

180 BC - 110 BC

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Apollodorus of Athens (Greek: Ἀπολλόδωρος ὁ Ἀθηναῖος, Apollodoros o Athineos; c. 180 BC – after 120 BC) son of Asclepiades, was a Greek scholar, historian, and grammarian. He was a pupil of Diogenes of Babylon, Panaetius the Stoic, and the grammarian Aristarchus of Samothrace, under whom he appears to have studied together with his contemporary Dionysius Thrax. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Apollodorus of Athens has received more than 126,839 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Apollodorus of Athens is the 247th most popular philosopher (down from 241st in 2019), the 138th most popular biography from Greece (down from 99th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Greek Philosopher.

Apollodorus of Athens is most famous for his work Bibliotheca, which is a catalogue of all the Greek myths and legends.

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Among philosophers, Apollodorus of Athens ranks 247 out of 1,089Before him are Milarepa, Nikolai Berdyaev, Jacques Maritain, Isaiah Berlin, Hans Jonas, and Orosius. After him are Nicole Oresme, Ibn al-Nafis, Julius Evola, Marsilius of Padua, Otto Weininger, and Arcesilaus.

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Among people born in 180 BC, Apollodorus of Athens ranks 1After him are Viriathus, Gaius Lucilius, Publius Mucius Scaevola, Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus, Ariarathes VI of Cappadocia, Lucius Coelius Antipater, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus Porcina. Among people deceased in 110 BC, Apollodorus of Athens ranks 1After him are Panaetius, Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, and Clitomachus.

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Among people born in Greece, Apollodorus of Athens ranks 138 out of 855Before him are Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Saint Titus (13), Agesilaus II (-444), Demetrius of Phalerum (-350), Pleistarchus (-500), and Tyrtaeus (-700). After him are Spyridon Louis (1873), Parmenion (-400), Lysander (-401), Saint Giles (640), Longus (110), and Oruç Reis (1473).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Apollodorus of Athens ranks 22Before him are Melissus of Samos (-470), Hippias (-443), Diotima of Mantinea (-450), Chilon of Sparta (-600), Epimenides (-690), and Cratylus (-500). After him are Speusippus (-407), Prodicus (-460), Panaetius (-185), Pherecydes of Syros (-580), Aenesidemus (-80), and Andronicus of Rhodes (-100).