Diotima of Mantinea

450 BC - 300 BC

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Diotima of Mantinea (; Greek: Διοτίμα; Latin: Diotīma) is the name or pseudonym of an ancient Greek character in Plato's dialogue Symposium, possibly an actual historical figure, indicated as having lived circa 440 B.C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diotima of Mantinea has received more than 255,906 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Diotima of Mantinea is the 221st most popular philosopher (down from 219th in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Greece (down from 114th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Greek Philosopher.

Diotima of Mantinea is most famous for her speech on love in Plato's Symposium.

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Among philosophers, Diotima of Mantinea ranks 221 out of 1,089Before her are Paulo Freire, Bernard Bolzano, Hasan al-Basri, Hippias, Imre Lakatos, and Gaston Bachelard. After her are Joseph de Maistre, Paul Feyerabend, Hippasus, Julia Kristeva, Slavoj Žižek, and Franz Brentano.

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Among people born in 450 BC, Diotima of Mantinea ranks 3Before her are Alcibiades and Polykleitos. After her are Cleon, Malachi, Amyntas III of Macedon, Archidamus II, Pelopidas, Nectanebo I, Theramenes, Ptolemy of Aloros, and Diagoras of Melos. Among people deceased in 300 BC, Diotima of Mantinea ranks 2Before her is Lysippos. After her are Aristoxenus, Berossus, Nearchus, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Eudemus of Rhodes, Menaechmus, Hegesias of Cyrene, Gaius Duilius, Eurydice of Egypt, and Callippus.

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Among people born in Greece, Diotima of Mantinea ranks 116 out of 855Before her are Melissus of Samos (-470), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Scopas (-395), Eleftherios Venizelos (1864), Hippias (-443), and Ictinus (-500). After her are Creon (null), Philoctetes (null), Lysias (-445), Chilon of Sparta (-600), Arion (-700), and Cleon (-450).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Diotima of Mantinea ranks 18Before her are Antisthenes (-445), Leucippus (-500), Isocrates (-436), Clement of Alexandria (150), Melissus of Samos (-470), and Hippias (-443). After her are Chilon of Sparta (-600), Epimenides (-690), Cratylus (-500), Apollodorus of Athens (-180), Speusippus (-407), and Prodicus (-460).