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Menander

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 384,517 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Menander is the 172nd most popular writer (down from 166th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Greece (down from 41st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Greek Writer.

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

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  • 380k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 79.97

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Menander ranks 172 out of 5,794Before him are Ivo Andrić, Fernando Pessoa, Juvenal, Cyrano de Bergerac, Joseph Conrad, and Jean Racine. After him are Geoffrey Chaucer, François-René de Chateaubriand, Dale Carnegie, Constantine VII, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Terence.

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Contemporaries

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 44 out of 855Before him are Nurbanu Sultan (1525), Pindar (-517), Gorgias (-483), Polykleitos (-450), Solon (-638), and Peisistratos (-600). After him are Theophrastus (-371), Praxiteles (-395), Draco (-650), Constantine II of Greece (1940), Miltiades (-540), and Pope Sixtus II (215).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Menander ranks 7Before him are Sophocles (-497), Aristophanes (-448), Euripides (-480), Sappho (-630), Aeschylus (-525), and Pindar (-517). After him are Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Simonides of Ceos (-556), Archilochus (-680), Phaedrus (-20), and Lysias (-445).