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342 BC - 291 BC

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Menander (; Greek: Μένανδρος Menandros; c. 342/41 – c. 290 BC) was a Greek dramatist and the best-known representative of Athenian New Comedy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Menander has received more than 492,900 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Menander is the 160th most popular writer (up from 172nd in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 44th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Greek Writer.

Menander is most famous for his plays, which were the first comedies written in Ancient Greece.

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  • 490k

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  • 73.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Menander ranks 160 out of 5,755Before him are Dr. Seuss, William Faulkner, Pliny the Younger, Jean Racine, Hafez, and Fernando Pessoa. After him are Novalis, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Lucian, Naguib Mahfouz, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, and Khalil Gibran.

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Among people born in 342 BC, Menander ranks 1 Among people deceased in 291 BC, Menander ranks 1After him are Emperor Kōan and Dinarchus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Menander ranks 53 out of 936Before him are Pindar (-517), Mikis Theodorakis (1925), Praxiteles (-395), Olympias (-375), Handan Sultan (1574), and Theophrastus (-371). After him are Pope Sixtus II (215), Xanthippe (-500), Polykleitos (-450), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Miltiades (-540), and Constantine II of Greece (1940).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Menander ranks 8Before him are Sophocles (-497), Aeschylus (-525), Aristophanes (-448), Euripides (-480), Sappho (-630), and Pindar (-517). After him are Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Archilochus (-680), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), and Arion (-700).