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350 BC - 330 BC

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Archestratus (Greek: Ἀρχέστρατος Archestratos) was an ancient Greek poet of Gela or Syracuse, Magna Graecia, in Sicily, who wrote some time in the mid 4th century BCE, and was known as "the Daedalus of tasty dishes". His humorous didactic poem Hedypatheia ("Life of Luxury"), written in hexameters but known only from quotations, advises a gastronomic reader on where to find the best food in the Mediterranean world. The writer, who was styled in antiquity the Hesiod or Theognis of gluttons, parodies the pithy style of older gnomic poets; most of his attention is given to fish, although some fragments refer to appetizers, and there was also a section on wine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Archestratus has received more than 54,430 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Archestratus is the 1,629th most popular writer (down from 1,408th in 2019), the 1,708th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,479th in 2019) and the 117th most popular Italian Writer.

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Among writers, Archestratus ranks 1,629 out of 5,755Before him are Javier Marías, David Ogilvy, Barbara Cartland, Tanya Savicheva, Olaus Petri, and Raul Hilberg. After him are Watchman Nee, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Jane Jacobs, Xenophon of Ephesus, Lajos Zilahy, and Juan Donoso Cortés.

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Among people born in 350 BC, Archestratus ranks 14Before him are Bagoas, Timaeus, Parysatis II, Dicaearchus, Agis III, and Archidamus III. After him are Artakama, Cleomenes II, Areus I, Publius Decius Mus, Echion, and Lucius Papirius Cursor. Among people deceased in 330 BC, Archestratus ranks 6Before him are Darius III, Praxiteles, Philotas, Ephorus, and Peucestas. After him is Ariobarzanes of Persis.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Archestratus ranks 1,708 out of 4,668Before him are Theron of Acragas (-535), Roger of Lauria (1245), Gioachino Greco (1590), Laura Mancini (1636), Vincenzo Coronelli (1650), and Achille Compagnoni (1914). After him are Roger Borsa (1060), Paolo Tosti (1846), Jacopo Tiepolo (1150), Irene of Montferrat (1274), Silvia Federici (1942), and Sergio Rossi (1935).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Archestratus ranks 117Before him are Giorgio Bassani (1916), Ippolita Maria Sforza (1446), Jacopo Sannazaro (1458), Pacuvius (-220), Matteo Maria Boiardo (1441), and Enzo of Sardinia (1220). After him are Rafael Sabatini (1875), Gaius Julius Solinus (400), Julius Firmicus Maternus (400), Philemon (-362), Cesare Zavattini (1902), and Tonino Guerra (1920).