Corax of Syracuse

500 BC - 500 BC

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Corax (Greek: Κόραξ, Korax; fl. 5th century BC) was one of the founders (along with Tisias) of ancient Greek rhetoric. Some scholars contend that both founders are merely legendary personages, others that Corax and Tisias were the same person, described in one fragment as "Tisias, the Crow" (corax is ancient Greek for "crow"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Corax of Syracuse has received more than 79,097 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Corax of Syracuse is the 1,540th most popular writer (up from 1,762nd in 2019), the 1,652nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,802nd in 2019) and the 111th most popular Italian Writer.

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Among writers, Corax of Syracuse ranks 1,540 out of 7,302Before him are Andal, Kuvempu, Giovannino Guareschi, John Gay, Adnan Oktar, and Fritz Gerlich. After him are Jerzy Kosiński, Ödön von Horváth, Kim Bu-sik, Tarjei Vesaas, Ausiàs March, and José de Acosta.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Corax of Syracuse ranks 36Before him are Perdiccas II of Macedon, Psammuthes, Parrhasius, Anytus, Hippo, and Cleombrotus I. After him are Paeonius, Pleistoanax, Hermocrates, Pharnabazus II, Marcus Manlius Capitolinus, and Diagoras of Rhodes. Among people deceased in 500 BC, Corax of Syracuse ranks 24Before him are Himilco, Xanthippus, Anytus, Phrynichus, Ageladas, and Antenor. After him are Scylax of Caryanda, Eurybiades, Artabazos I of Phrygia, Democedes, Artystone, and Artaphernes.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Corax of Syracuse ranks 1,652 out of 5,161Before him are Lamberto Dini (1931), Giovannino Guareschi (1908), Mikhail Tsvet (1872), Cesare Ripa (1555), Lucrezia de' Medici (1470), and Adriano Banchieri (1568). After him are Marcia (200), Cicero Minor (-65), Gianfranco Ferré (1944), Daniele Massaro (1961), Agostino Casaroli (1914), and Pompeia (-90).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Corax of Syracuse ranks 111Before him are Enzo of Sardinia (1220), Thomas of Celano (1185), Jacopo Sannazaro (1458), Catherine of Bologna (1413), Asconius Pedianus (-9), and Giovannino Guareschi (1908). After him are Giorgio Bassani (1916), Rafael Sabatini (1875), Pacuvius (-220), Matteo Maria Boiardo (1441), Clodia Pulchra (-94), and Maria Valtorta (1897).