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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 310,907 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Diotima of Mantinea is the 214th most popular philosopher (up from 221st in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from Greece (down from 116th 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 214 out of 1,081Before her are Jean-François Lyotard, Moses Mendelssohn, Julia Kristeva, Marsilius of Padua, Hasan al-Basri, and Proclus. After her are Ibn Tufail, Joseph de Maistre, Chilon of Sparta, Bias of Priene, Slavoj Žižek, and Benedetto Croce.

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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, Archidamus II, Nectanebo I, Amyntas III of Macedon, Pelopidas, Theramenes, Diagoras of Melos, and Amyrtaeus. Among people deceased in 300 BC, Diotima of Mantinea ranks 2Before her is Lysippos. After her are Wang Jian, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Aristoxenus, Berossus, Nearchus, Eudemus of Rhodes, Callippus, Menaechmus, Hegesias of Cyrene, and Eurydice of Egypt.

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Among people born in Greece, Diotima of Mantinea ranks 126 out of 936Before her are Alexander of Greece (1893), Pope Hyginus (100), Perseus of Macedon (-212), Mardonius (-600), Gülnuş Sultan (1642), and Phaedrus (-20). After her are Chilon of Sparta (-600), Ictinus (-500), Hippias (-600), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), and Cratylus (-500).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Diotima of Mantinea ranks 18Before her are Pyrrho (-365), Antisthenes (-445), Isocrates (-436), Clement of Alexandria (150), Hippias (-443), and Melissus of Samos (-470). After her are Chilon of Sparta (-600), Cratylus (-500), Epimenides (-690), Apollodorus of Athens (-180), Prodicus (-460), and Andronicus of Rhodes (-100).