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Herodas or Herondas (Greek: Ἡρώδας or Ἡρώνδας - the name is spelt differently in the few places where he is mentioned), was a Greek poet and the author of short humorous dramatic scenes in verse, probably written in Alexandria during the 3rd century BC.Apart from the intrinsic merit of these pieces, they are interesting in the history of Greek literature as being a new species, illustrating Alexandrian methods. They are called Mimiamboi (Greek: μιμίαμβοι, "Mime-iambics"), or mimes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herodas has received more than 53,728 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Herodas is the 1,759th most popular writer (up from 1,853rd in 2019), the 282nd most popular biography from Egypt (down from 278th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Egyptian Writer.

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Among writers, Herodas ranks 1,759 out of 5,755Before him are Eileen Chang, Frank McCourt, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Silvina Ocampo, Felice Orsini, and Algernon Charles Swinburne. After him are Nina Berberova, Cesare Zavattini, E. Howard Hunt, Gregory Tsamblak, Tonino Guerra, and José Luis de Vilallonga, 9th Marquess of Castellbell.

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Among people born in 300 BC, Herodas ranks 22Before him are Berenice, Arsaces II of Parthia, Euthydemus I, Gaius Claudius Nero, Pharnaces I of Pontus, and Wiman of Gojoseon. After him are Aristo of Chios, Appius Claudius Caudex, Gaius Terentius Varro, Mithridates III of Pontus, Marcus Minucius Rufus, and Sextus Aelius Paetus Catus. Among people deceased in 250 BC, Herodas ranks 8Before him are Euhemerus, King Xiaowen of Qin, Theodorus the Atheist, Hieronymus of Cardia, Nicomedes I of Bithynia, and Gongsun Long. After him are Hermarchus, Demetrius the Fair, Lucius Cornelius Scipio, Magas of Cyrene, and Ariobarzanes of Pontus.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Herodas ranks 282 out of 582Before him are Berenice (-300), Hesychius of Alexandria (500), Pope Dioscorus I of Alexandria (444), Adel Emam (1940), Setepenre (-1400), and Neferkamin Anu (-2150). After him are Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy (1928), Shenoute (348), Abdel Hakim Amer (1919), Menkare (-2200), Didymus Chalcenterus (-63), and Neferkaure (-2150).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Herodas ranks 17Before him are Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190), Taha Hussein (1889), Dionysius Thrax (-170), Achilles Tatius (200), Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888), and Ahmed Shawqi (1868). After him are Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy (1928), Didymus Chalcenterus (-63), Ibn al-Farid (1181), Edmond Jabès (1912), Tawfiq al-Hakim (1898), and Anastasius Sinaita (630).