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 20,816 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Menedemus is the 820th most popular philosopher (down from 715th in 2019), the 495th most popular biography from Greece (down from 400th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Greek Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Menedemus ranks 820 out of 1,089Before him are Henry of Ghent, Timon of Athens, Alcidamas, Denis Pétau, Philip of Opus, and Jakob Friedrich Fries. After him are Samuel Alexander, Lars Gustafsson, Ervin László, Paul de Man, Zaki al-Arsuzi, and Alain Finkielkraut.

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Among people born in 340 BC, Menedemus ranks 7Before him are Chandragupta Maurya, Appius Claudius Caecus, Berenice I of Egypt, Philetaerus, Philochorus, and Theodorus the Atheist. After him is Duris of Samos. 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 855Before him are Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark (1904), Diocles (-240), Demetrius of Montferrat (1205), Michael Glykas (1125), Archelaus of Sparta (-790), and Eudamidas III (-300). After him are Leosthenes (-400), Dimitrios Ioannidis (1923), Tommy Lee (1962), Eumelus of Corinth (-800), Philitas of Cos (-400), and John II Orsini (1300).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Menedemus ranks 50Before him are Aristo of Chios (-300), Philo of Larissa (-145), Onesicritus (-360), Hecataeus of Abdera (-400), Glaucon (-445), and Hermarchus (-325). After him are Arethas of Caesarea (860), George of Trebizond (1395), Asclepigenia (400), and Ion Dragoumis (1878).