Apollonius of Rhodes

295 BC - 215 BC

Apollonius of Rhodes

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 178,719 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 333rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Apollonius of Rhodes ranks 331 out of 4,883Before him are Elena Ferrante, Anne Brontë, Paul Celan, Nadine Gordimer, André Malraux, and Archilochus. After him are Heinrich von Kleist, Valmiki, Marguerite Yourcenar, Napoleon Hill, Arthur Schnitzler, and Claude Simon.

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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 64 out of 432Before him are Farouk of Egypt (1920), Tiye (-1398), Shoshenq I (-1000), Djedefre (-2600), Den (-3000), and Amenhotep II (-1401). After him are Saint Apollonia (110), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), Sextus Empiricus (160), Appian (95), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), and Mohamed Morsi (1951).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Apollonius of Rhodes ranks 2Before him are Naguib Mahfouz (1911). After him are Appian (95), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Lactantius (250), Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Athenaeus (200), Nonnus (500), Claudian (370), Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190), and Taha Hussein (1889).

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