Gaius Valerius Flaccus

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Gaius Valerius Flaccus (; died c. AD 90) was a 1st-century Roman poet who flourished during the "Silver Age" under the Flavian dynasty, and wrote a Latin Argonautica that owes a great deal to Apollonius of Rhodes' more famous epic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaius Valerius Flaccus has received more than 64,307 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Gaius Valerius Flaccus is the 1,000th most popular writer (down from 946th in 2019), the 1,113th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,032nd in 2019) and the 82nd most popular Italian Writer.

Gaius Valerius Flaccus is most famous for his poem, "Argonautica," which tells the story of Jason and the Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece.

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Among writers, Gaius Valerius Flaccus ranks 1,000 out of 5,794Before him are Ernesto Sabato, Pu Songling, Paulinus of Nola, William Gibson, Neale Donald Walsch, and Marcel Pagnol. After him are Taha Hussein, Sarah, Duchess of York, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Emil Ludwig, Julien Green, and Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

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Among people born in 45, Gaius Valerius Flaccus ranks 1After him is Ban Zhao. Among people deceased in 95, Gaius Valerius Flaccus ranks 1After him are Gaius Musonius Rufus and Titus Flavius Clemens.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gaius Valerius Flaccus ranks 1,113 out of 4,088Before him are Melozzo da Forlì (1438), Bianca Cappello (1548), Francesco Rosi (1922), Carlo Carrà (1881), Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (-2), and Andrea Gritti (1455). After him are Lorenzo Monaco (1370), Carlo Ginzburg (1939), Milonia Caesonia (7), Saint Maurus (512), Antipope John XVI (1000), and Coluccio Salutati (1331).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Gaius Valerius Flaccus ranks 82Before him are Valerius Maximus (-100), Guido Cavalcanti (1258), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), Gerard of Cremona (1114), Natalia Ginzburg (1916), and Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110). After him are Quintus Fabius Pictor (-254), Elsa Morante (1912), Italo Svevo (1861), Timaeus of Locri (-200), Matteo Bandello (1484), and Lucius Accius (-170).