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Aratus (; Greek: Ἄρατος ὁ Σολεύς; c. 315 BC/310 BC – 240) was a Greek didactic poet. His major extant work is his hexameter poem Phenomena (Greek: Φαινόμενα, Phainómena, "Appearances"; Latin: Phaenomena), the first half of which is a verse setting of a lost work of the same name by Eudoxus of Cnidus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aratus has received more than 252,466 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Aratus is the 720th most popular writer (down from 647th in 2019), the 298th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 268th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Turkish Writer.

Aratus of Soli was a Greek poet who wrote the first systematic account of the constellations.

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  • 35

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  • 8.87

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  • 2.53

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Among writers, Aratus ranks 720 out of 5,755Before him are Jin Yong, Alexander Blok, Louise Hay, Bruno Schulz, David Irving, and Claudian. After him are L. Ron Hubbard, Sarojini Naidu, Klaus Mann, Phillis Wheatley, Mahmoud Darwish, and Kang Youwei.

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Among people born in 315 BC, Aratus ranks 3Before him are Theocritus and Arcesilaus. After him is Leonidas II. Among people deceased in 240 BC, Aratus ranks 4Before him are Euclid, Callimachus, and Arcesilaus. After him are Zou Yan and Posidippus.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Aratus ranks 298 out of 1,301Before him are Necmettin Erbakan (1926), Theodosius III (700), Theodora (815), John VII Palaiologos (1370), Barsine (-363), and Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159). After him are Seleucus IV Philopator (-217), Komitas (1869), Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha (1635), Constantine Laskaris (1170), Ptolemy Philadelphus (-36), and Alexander Ypsilantis (1792).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Aratus ranks 13Before him are Dionysius of Halicarnassus (-60), Ammianus Marcellinus (330), Yunus Emre (1240), Giorgos Seferis (1900), Novatian (220), and Theodore the Studite (759). After him are Zosimus (460), André Chénier (1762), Artemidorus (200), Ibn Hawqal (943), Gregory of Narek (951), and Theodoret (393).