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Archilochus

680 BC - 645 BC

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For the hummingbird, see Archilochus (genus). Archilochus (; Greek: Ἀρχίλοχος Arkhilokhos; c. 680–645 BC) was a Greek lyric poet of the Archaic period from the island of Paros. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Archilochus has received more than 299,910 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Archilochus is the 351st most popular writer (down from 330th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Greece (down from 82nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Greek Writer.

Archilochus was a Greek poet who wrote in the 7th century BC. He is most famous for his poems about war, love, and wine.

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  • 76.24

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  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.65

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  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Archilochus ranks 351 out of 5,794Before him are Margaret Atwood, Henry James, Kenzaburō Ōe, Théophile Gautier, Sholem Aleichem, and Paul Celan. After him are Paul Heyse, W. B. Yeats, Dan Brown, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Jean Genet, and Apollonius of Rhodes.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 680 BC, Archilochus ranks 1After him is Callinus. Among people deceased in 645 BC, Archilochus ranks 1After him are Guan Zhong and Terpander.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Archilochus ranks 90 out of 855Before him are George II of Greece (1890), Critias (-460), Handan Sultan (1574), Cimon (-510), Philip III of Macedon (-359), and Agrippina the Elder (-14). After him are Nestor (null), Aristides (-550), Ptolemy III Euergetes (-284), Polycrates (-600), Irene Papas (1929), and John III Doukas Vatatzes (1192).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Archilochus ranks 11Before him are Aeschylus (-525), Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), and Simonides of Ceos (-556). After him are Phaedrus (-20), Lysias (-445), Arion (-700), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Tyrtaeus (-700), and Longus (110).