Hecataeus of Abdera

400 BC - 300 BC

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See Hecataeus of Miletus for the earlier historian.Hecataeus of Abdera or of Teos (Greek: Ἑκαταῖος ὁ Ἀβδηρίτης), was a Greek historian and Pyrrhonist philosopher who flourished in the 4th century BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hecataeus of Abdera has received more than 49,458 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Hecataeus of Abdera is the 724th most popular philosopher (down from 634th in 2019), the 423rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 356th in 2019) and the 47th most popular Greek Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hecataeus of Abdera ranks 724 out of 1,089Before him are Kuno Fischer, Hans Blumenberg, Friedrich Albert Lange, Albert of Saxony, Luigi Guido Grandi, and Donald Davidson. After him are Kitaro Nishida, Calcidius, Abhinavagupta, Jan Mukařovský, Frithjof Schuon, and Peter the Iberian.

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Among people born in 400 BC, Hecataeus of Abdera ranks 55Before him are Agesipolis II, Publius Decius Mus, Publius Decius Mus, Crantor, Apama, and Archidamus IV. After him are Crates of Athens, Antimachus, Agnodice, Aeneas Tacticus, Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus, and Timotheus. Among people deceased in 300 BC, Hecataeus of Abdera ranks 23Before him are Aristo of Chios, Gnaeus Flavius, Cleitarchus, Diodorus Cronus, Hermippus of Smyrna, and Archidamus IV. After him are Cleombrotus II, Asclepiades of Samos, Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus, Eudamidas III, Lanassa, and Manius Valerius Maximus Corvinus Messalla.

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Among people born in Greece, Hecataeus of Abdera ranks 423 out of 855Before him are Koçi Xoxe (1911), Augustinos Kapodistrias (1778), Onesicritus (-360), Dexippus (210), Areus II (-262), and Archidamus IV (-400). After him are Maximus the Greek (1475), Antiochus XII Dionysus (-150), Euthydemus I (-300), Georgios Tsolakoglou (1886), Manos Hatzidakis (1925), and Faustus Cornelius Sulla (-88).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Hecataeus of Abdera ranks 47Before him are Nicos Poulantzas (1936), Polemon (-400), Musaeus of Athens (-500), Aristo of Chios (-300), Philo of Larissa (-145), and Onesicritus (-360). After him are Glaucon (-445), Hermarchus (-325), Menedemus (-340), Arethas of Caesarea (860), George of Trebizond (1395), and Asclepigenia (400).