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Moschus (Greek: Μόσχος), ancient Greek bucolic poet and student of the Alexandrian grammarian Aristarchus of Samothrace, was born at Syracuse and flourished about 150 BC. Aside from his poetry, he was known for his grammatical work, nothing of which survives. His few surviving works consist of an epyllion, the Europa, on the myth of Europa, three bucolic fragments and a whole short bucolic poem Runaway Love, and an epigram in elegiac couplets. His surviving bucolic material (composed in the traditional dactylic hexameters and Doric dialect) is short on pastoral themes and is largely erotic and mythological; although this impression may be distorted by the paucity of evidence, it is also seen in the surviving bucolic of the generations after Moschus, including the work of Bion of Smyrna. Moschus' poetry is typically edited along with other bucolic poets, as in the commonly used Oxford text by A. S. F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moschus has received more than 55,196 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Moschus is the 1,979th most popular writer (down from 1,841st in 2019), the 1,954th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,802nd in 2019) and the 131st most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Moschus ranks 1,979 out of 5,755Before him are Eiji Tsuburaya, Ed McBain, Jean Bodel, Chuck Palahniuk, Katia Mann, and Karen Armstrong. After him are Musa Cälil, Daqiqi, Noor Inayat Khan, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Philippe Sollers, and Israel Joshua Singer.

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Among people born in 200 BC, Moschus ranks 28Before him are Apollonius Molon, Phraates II, Seleucus V Philometor, Kanada, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus, and Quintus Servilius Caepio. After him are Apollonius of Tralles, Aretas III, Adherbal, Ariobarzanes I of Cappadocia, Hasdrubal the Boetharch, and Gnaeus Cornelius Dolabella. Among people deceased in 200 BC, Moschus ranks 10Before him are Lucius Mummius Achaicus, Wiman of Gojoseon, Gaius Terentius Varro, Mithridates III of Pontus, Mithridates IV of Pontus, and Sextus Aelius Paetus Catus. After him are Gaius Laelius, Laodice III, Eucratides I, Manius Acilius Glabrio, Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi, and Hermogenes of Priene.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Moschus ranks 1,954 out of 4,668Before him are Antonio Salandra (1853), Albert Azzo II, Margrave of Milan (1009), Antipope Christopher (900), Piero del Pollaiolo (1443), Giuseppe Sarti (1729), and Alvise Vivarini (1445). After him are Antonio Rosmini (1797), Raniero Cantalamessa (1934), Andrew Corsini (1301), Victor Amadeus II, Prince of Carignano (1743), Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1514), and Gaspar del Bufalo (1786).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Moschus ranks 131Before him are Catherine of Bologna (1413), Eugenio Barba (1936), Oswald von Wolkenstein (1377), Caecilius Statius (-230), Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark (1939), and Niccolò de' Niccoli (1365). After him are Bartolomeo Platina (1421), Paulinus II of Aquileia (740), Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus (100), Felice Romani (1788), Frédéric Ozanam (1813), and Jacopone da Todi (1236).