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 87,898 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Aristophanes of Byzantium is the 1,113th most popular writer (down from 1,016th in 2019), the 388th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 358th in 2019) and the 29th 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 1,113 out of 5,794Before him are Noah Gordon, Al-Mutanabbi, Yosa Buson, Bulat Okudzhava, Ibn Khallikan, and Sam Shepard. After him are Poul Anderson, Jean Giono, Joseph Karo, Ľudovít Štúr, Danielle Steel, and Lü Dongbin.

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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, Lucius Valerius Flaccus, Diocles, Demetrius I of Bactria, and Brihadratha Maurya.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Aristophanes of Byzantium ranks 388 out of 1,128Before him are Nicomedes IV of Bithynia (-200), Archelaus (-500), Maathorneferure (-1250), İbrahim Tatlıses (1952), Eubulides (-500), and Andriscus (-185). After him are Anna Porphyrogenita (963), Mammes of Caesarea (259), Tarasios of Constantinople (730), Arshile Gorky (1904), Suleiman ibn Qutulmish (1100), and Anitta (-1700).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Aristophanes of Byzantium ranks 29Before him are Dio Chrysostom (40), John Malalas (491), Aziz Nesin (1915), Ahmad Khani (1650), Bar Hebraeus (1226), and Kassia (810). After him are Zenodotus (-330), Alcman (-611), Aelius Aristides (117), Yeghishe Charents (1897), Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), and Mimnermus (-670).