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 BCE) 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 198,008 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Apollonius of Rhodes is the 357th most popular writer (down from 331st in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 64th 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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Among writers, Apollonius of Rhodes ranks 357 out of 5,794Before him are Archilochus, Paul Heyse, W. B. Yeats, Dan Brown, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and Jean Genet. After him are Elfriede Jelinek, Nadine Gordimer, Arthur de Gobineau, Einhard, Ammianus Marcellinus, and Callimachus.

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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 68 out of 520Before him are Sextus Empiricus (160), Shoshenq I (-1000), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Tiye (-1398), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876). After him are Eli Cohen (1924), Psamtik I (-700), Saint Apollonia (110), Pachomius the Great (292), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), and Berenice IV of Egypt (-77).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

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