Crates of Mallus

200 BC - 145 BC

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Crates of Mallus (Greek: Κράτης ὁ Μαλλώτης, Krátēs ho Mallṓtēs; fl. 2nd century BC) was a Greek grammarian and Stoic philosopher, leader of the literary school and head of the library of Pergamum. He was described as the Crates from Mallus to distinguish him from other philosophers by the same name. His chief work was a critical and exegetical commentary on Homer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Crates of Mallus has received more than 89,558 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Crates of Mallus is the 513th most popular philosopher (up from 520th in 2019), the 474th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 453rd in 2019) and the 31st most popular Turkish Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Crates of Mallus ranks 513 out of 1,089Before him are Ge Hong, Lev Gumilyov, Georg Henrik von Wright, Jonathan Edwards, Harriet Taylor Mill, and Pietro d'Abano. After him are Ludwig Büchner, Murray Bookchin, Huiyuan, Thomas Nagel, Themistius, and Mary Parker Follett.

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Among people born in 200 BC, Crates of Mallus ranks 18Before him are Micipsa, Antiochus X Eusebes, Aristobulus I, Eunus, Antipater of Sidon, and Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus. After him are Simon Thassi, Phraates II, Mithridates V of Pontus, Apollonius Molon, Bocchus I, and Jonathan Apphus. Among people deceased in 145 BC, Crates of Mallus ranks 3Before him are Ptolemy VI Philometor and Alexander Balas.

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Among people born in Turkey, Crates of Mallus ranks 474 out of 1,128Before him are Euthymius the Great (377), Rusa I (-800), Irene Doukaina (1066), Callinus (-680), Nicomedes I of Bithynia (-300), and Heraclius the Elder (600). After him are Türkan Şoray (1945), Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi (1609), Themistius (317), Sisygambis (-301), Autolycus of Pitane (-360), and Joscelin III, Count of Edessa (1135).


Among philosophers born in Turkey, Crates of Mallus ranks 31Before him are Strato of Lampsacus (-335), Gennadius Scholarius (1400), Nicephorus Gregoras (1295), Archelaus (-500), Eubulides (-500), and George Pachymeres (1242). After him are Themistius (317), Diogenes of Oenoanda (200), Manuel Chrysoloras (1355), Metrodorus of Lampsacus (-331), Barlaam of Seminara (1290), and Bardaisan (154).