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Aristophanes of Byzantium

257 BC - 180 BC

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Aristophanes of Byzantium (Greek: Ἀριστοφάνης ὁ Βυζάντιος Aristophánēs ho Buzántios; c. 257 – c. 185/180 BC) was a Hellenistic Greek scholar, critic and grammarian, particularly renowned for his work in Homeric scholarship, but also for work on other classical authors such as Pindar and Hesiod. Born in Byzantium about 257 BC, he soon moved to Alexandria and studied under Zenodotus, Callimachus, and Dionysius Iambus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aristophanes of Byzantium has received more than 108,434 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Aristophanes of Byzantium is the 1,215th most popular writer (down from 1,113th in 2019), the 439th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 388th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Turkish Writer.

Aristophanes of Byzantium is most famous for his work on the Greek alphabet, which he improved by adding five letters to the original twenty-four.

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Among writers, Aristophanes of Byzantium ranks 1,215 out of 5,755Before him are Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Alexander Ostrovsky, Timaeus of Locri, Pierre de Marivaux, Achilles Tatius, and Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy. After him are James Anderson, Shi Nai'an, Aelius Aristides, Vivant Denon, Chernorizets Hrabar, and Giovanni Papini.

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Among people born in 257 BC, Aristophanes of Byzantium ranks 2Before him is Xiao He.  Among people deceased in 180 BC, Aristophanes of Byzantium ranks 3Before him are Ptolemy V Epiphanes and Empress Lü. After him are Emperor Houshao of Han, Brihadratha Maurya, Diocles, Demetrius I of Bactria, and Lucius Valerius Flaccus.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Aristophanes of Byzantium ranks 439 out of 1,301Before him are Isabella, Queen of Armenia (1216), Boris II of Bulgaria (931), Asclepiades of Bithynia (-120), Ahmet Davutoğlu (1959), George Pachymeres (1242), and Zoe Karbonopsina (900). After him are Aelius Aristides (117), Ivaylo of Bulgaria (1281), Callippus (-370), Paul of Samosata (200), Stephanus of Byzantium (501), and Eutropius (400).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Aristophanes of Byzantium ranks 30Before him are Bar Hebraeus (1226), John Malalas (491), Mimnermus (-670), Alcman (-611), Zenodotus (-330), and Kassia (810). After him are Aelius Aristides (117), Callinus (-680), Oribasius (325), Hieronymus of Cardia (-390), Quintus Smyrnaeus (400), and Kâtip Çelebi (1609).