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Bacchylides (; Greek: Βακχυλίδης; c. 518 – c. 451 BC) was a Greek lyric poet. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of Nine Lyric Poets, which included his uncle Simonides. The elegance and polished style of his lyrics have been noted in Bacchylidean scholarship since at least Longinus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bacchylides has received more than 165,001 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Bacchylides is the 869th most popular writer (down from 798th in 2019), the 211th most popular biography from Greece (down from 187th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Greek Writer.

Bacchylides is most famous for his poems about the battle of Salamis.

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Among writers, Bacchylides ranks 869 out of 5,755Before him are Varlam Shalamov, Maurice Denis, Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, Kurt Eisner, Éric Zemmour, and Jean Webster. After him are Sarah, Duchess of York, Luis Sepúlveda, James May, Otto of Freising, H. Rider Haggard, and Appius Claudius Caecus.

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Among people born in 490 BC, Bacchylides ranks 5Before him are Phidias, Zeno of Elea, Empedocles, and Nehemiah. After him are Archelaus I of Macedon, Agis II, Hellanicus of Lesbos, Ion of Chios, Nepherites I, Oenopides, and Crateuas of Macedon. Among people deceased in 451 BC, Bacchylides ranks 1

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Bacchylides ranks 211 out of 936Before him are Odysseas Elytis (1911), Euclid of Megara (-435), Thrasybulus (-440), Agis IV (-265), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), and Pelopidas (-450). After him are Prince George of Greece and Denmark (1869), Cylon of Athens (-700), Demaratus (-600), Philostratus (170), Konstantinos Stephanopoulos (1926), and Archelaus (-500).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Bacchylides ranks 25Before him are Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Periander (-700), Aelia Eudocia (401), Agathias (536), Odysseas Elytis (1911), and Lafcadio Hearn (1850). After him are Philostratus (170), Agathon (-448), Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217), Jean Moréas (1856), Corinna (-501), and Rigas Feraios (1757).