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290 BC - 260 BC

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Menippus of Gadara (; Greek: Μένιππος ὁ Γαδαρεύς Menippos ho Gadareus; fl. 3rd century BC) was a Cynic satirist. The Menippean satire genre is named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Menippus has received more than 77,475 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Menippus is the 812th most popular writer (down from 767th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Jordan (up from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Jordanian Writer.

Menippus is most famous for his satirical works, which he wrote in the 2nd century AD.

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  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.36

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  • 1.80

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Among writers, Menippus ranks 812 out of 5,755Before him are Isabelle de Charrière, Ambrose Bierce, Christopher Tolkien, Muriel Spark, Issei Sagawa, and Jane Hawking. After him are Theognis of Megara, Theodoret, Hans Fallada, Emilio Salgari, Heliodorus of Emesa, and Milorad Pavić.

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Among people born in 290 BC, Menippus ranks 3Before him are Zhang Liang and Sostratus of Cnidus. After him are Teuta, Phriapatius, Antigonus of Carystus, Anyte of Tegea, Titus Manlius Torquatus, and Lucius Caecilius Metellus. Among people deceased in 260 BC, Menippus ranks 3Before him are Theocritus and Sostratus of Cnidus. After him are Timaeus, Zenodotus, Hanno the Great, Euthydemus I, Gaius Claudius Nero, Quintus Fulvius Flaccus, Laodice I, Timocharis, and Quintus Caecilius Metellus.

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In Jordan

Among people born in Jordan, Menippus ranks 6 out of 44Before him are Aaron (-1396), Hussein of Jordan (1935), Al-Mansur (714), As-Saffah (722), and Al-Mahdi (744). After him are Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), Simon bar Giora (100), and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966).

Among WRITERS In Jordan

Among writers born in Jordan, Menippus ranks 1After him are Meleager of Gadara (-130), Samih al-Qasim (1939), and Nahed Hattar (1960).