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340 BC - 265 BC

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Menedemus of Eretria (Greek: Μενέδημος ὁ Ἐρετριεύς; 345/44 – 261/60 BC) was a Greek philosopher and founder of the Eretrian school. He learned philosophy first in Athens, and then, with his friend Asclepiades, he subsequently studied under Stilpo and Phaedo of Elis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Menedemus has received more than 27,600 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Menedemus is the 852nd most popular philosopher (down from 820th in 2019), the 495th most popular biography from Greece (down from 494th in 2019) and the 55th most popular Greek Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Menedemus ranks 852 out of 1,081Before him are Matthias Bel, Paul de Man, Thomas Arnold, Alcidamas, Syrianus, and Albinus. After him are Józef Maria Bocheński, Denis Pétau, F. H. Bradley, Michael Dummett, Byung-Chul Han, and Wang Fuzhi.

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Among people born in 340 BC, Menedemus ranks 8Before him are Appius Claudius Caecus, Philetaerus, Berenice I of Egypt, Theodorus the Atheist, King Wuling of Zhao, and Duris of Samos. After him are Philochorus and Polyaenus of Lampsacus. Among people deceased in 265 BC, Menedemus ranks 2Before him is Areus I.

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Among people born in Greece, Menedemus ranks 495 out of 936Before him are Sofoklis Venizelos (1894), Apollodorus the Epicurean (-150), Ioannis Kolettis (1773), Georgios Kondylis (1878), Haris Alexiou (1950), and Anastasios of Albania (1929). After him are Philitas of Cos (-400), Phrynichus (-535), Nikolaos Andriakopoulos (1878), Cephisodotus the Younger (-400), Philinna (-400), and Diocles (-240).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Menedemus ranks 55Before him are Onesicritus (-360), Glaucon (-445), Musaeus of Athens (-500), George of Trebizond (1395), Metrodorus of Chios (-500), and Apollodorus the Epicurean (-150). After him are Arethas of Caesarea (860), Phaenias of Eresus (-400), Dimitri Kitsikis (1935), Metrocles (-400), Polemon of Athens (200), and Ion Dragoumis (1878).