490 BC - 451 BC

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Bacchylides (; Greek: Βακχυλίδης, Bakkhylídēs; c. 518 – c. 451 BC) was a Greek lyric poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bacchylides has received more than 128,034 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Bacchylides is the 798th most popular writer (down from 760th in 2019), the 187th most popular biography from Greece (down from 183rd in 2019) and the 24th most popular Greek Writer.

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

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    Languages Editions (L)

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  • 2.37

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Among writers, Bacchylides ranks 798 out of 5,794Before him are Edmond de Goncourt, Sinclair Lewis, Leconte de Lisle, Clemens Brentano, Felix Salten, and Edgar Wallace. After him are Corinna, Hans Sachs, Wilkie Collins, Stefan George, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, and Publilius Syrus.

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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, Ion of Chios, Hellanicus of Lesbos, 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 187 out of 855Before him are Agathias (536), Ephialtes (-590), Gülnuş Sultan (1642), Euclid of Megara (-435), Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217), and Konstantinos Karamanlis (1907). After him are Corinna (-501), Karolos Papoulias (1929), Theopompus (-400), Thaïs (-400), Leochares (-400), and Telamon (null).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Bacchylides ranks 24Before him are Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Periander (-700), Odysseas Elytis (1911), Epicharmus of Kos (-524), Agathias (536), and Aristarchus of Samothrace (-217). After him are Corinna (-501), Agathon (-448), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Aelia Eudocia (401), Jean Moréas (1856), and Philostratus (170).