Arete of Cyrene

400 BC - 340 BC

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Arete of Cyrene (; Greek: Ἀρήτη; fl. 5th–4th century BC) was a Cyrenaic philosopher who lived in Cyrene, Libya. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arete of Cyrene has received more than 70,488 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Arete of Cyrene is the 624th most popular philosopher (up from 640th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Libya and the 6th most popular Libyan Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Arete of Cyrene ranks 624 out of 1,089Before her are Zeno of Sidon, Ian Stevenson, Dignāga, Ernst Moritz Arndt, Fulbert of Chartres, and Zhiyi. After her are Jean-Marie Guyau, Madhvacharya, Alfred Schmidt, Numenius of Apamea, Yang Xiong, and Olympiodorus the Younger.

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Among people born in 400 BC, Arete of Cyrene ranks 34Before her are Sosthenes of Macedon, Lais of Corinth, Gan De, Nepherites II, Aeacides of Epirus, and Cynane. After her are King Nan of Zhou, Antipater II of Macedon, Bryaxis, Polemon, Philip IV of Macedon, and Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus. Among people deceased in 340 BC, Arete of Cyrene ranks 1After her are Mentor of Rhodes, Publius Decius Mus, and Isaeus.

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In Libya

Among people born in Libya, Arete of Cyrene ranks 24 out of 59Before her are Rossana Podestà (1934), Hegesias of Cyrene (-400), Domitilla the Elder (50), Fayez al-Sarraj (1960), Abdurrahim El-Keib (1950), and Claudio Gentile (1953). After her are Pedubast I (-900), Anniceris (-400), Lucius Annaeus Cornutus (10), Theodorus the Atheist (-340), Ptolemy Apion (-101), and Abdul Fatah Younis (1944).


Among philosophers born in Libya, Arete of Cyrene ranks 6Before her are Arius (256), Aristippus (-434), Carneades (-214), Synesius (370), and Hegesias of Cyrene (-400). After her are Anniceris (-400), Lucius Annaeus Cornutus (10), and Theodorus the Atheist (-340).