Apollonius of Rhodes

295 BC - 215 BC

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Apollonius of Rhodes (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλώνιος Ῥόδιος Apollṓnios Rhódios; Latin: Apollonius Rhodius; fl. first half of 3rd century BC) was an ancient Greek author, best known for the Argonautica, an epic poem about Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. The poem is one of the few extant examples of the epic genre and it was both innovative and influential, providing Ptolemaic Egypt with a "cultural mnemonic" or national "archive of images", and offering the Latin poets Virgil and Gaius Valerius Flaccus a model for their own epics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Apollonius of Rhodes has received more than 313,820 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Apollonius of Rhodes is the 346th most popular writer (up from 391st in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 73rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Egyptian Writer.

Apollonius of Rhodes is most famous for his epic poem the Argonautica, which follows Jason and the Argonauts on their quest to find the Golden Fleece.

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Poetry, Argonauts (Greek mythology), Medea (Greek mythology)
Apollonius Rhodius
Argonauts (Greek mythology), Poetry, Translations into English
Jason and the Golden Fleece
The Argonautica
Apollonius of Rhodes

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Over the past year Apollonius of Rhodes has had the most page views in the with 40,261 views, followed by Italian (12,237), and Spanish (11,422). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Icelandic (92.90%), Serbian (62.21%), and Mingrelian (59.02%)


Among writers, Apollonius of Rhodes ranks 346 out of 7,302Before him are Nâzım Hikmet, Doris Lessing, Arthur Schnitzler, Luqman, Henry Miller, and Marguerite Yourcenar. After him are Max Brod, Karl May, Ezra Pound, Joseph Brodsky, Ken Follett, and Louise Glück.

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Among people born in 295 BC, Apollonius of Rhodes ranks 1After him is Publius Claudius Pulcher. Among people deceased in 215 BC, Apollonius of Rhodes ranks 1After him are Hiero II of Syracuse, Lucius Postumius Albinus, and Samprati.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Apollonius of Rhodes ranks 67 out of 642Before him are Sextus Empiricus (160), Djedefre (-2600), Appian (95), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Ptolemy VIII Physcon (-182), and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (1954). After him are Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951), Den (-3000), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), Mohamed Morsi (1951), Mohamed Al-Fayed (1929), and Fuad I of Egypt (1868).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Apollonius of Rhodes ranks 5Before him are Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Appian (95), and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876). After him are Lactantius (250), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Athenaeus (200), Claudian (370), Nonnus (500), Taha Hussein (1889), and Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190).