Musaeus of Athens

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Musaeus of Athens (Greek: Μουσαῖος, Mousaios) was a legendary polymath, philosopher, historian, prophet, seer, priest, poet, and musician, said to have been the founder of priestly poetry in Attica. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Musaeus of Athens has received more than 87,487 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 20 in 2019). Musaeus of Athens is the 658th most popular philosopher (down from 543rd in 2019), the 393rd most popular biography from Greece (down from 314th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Greek Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Musaeus of Athens ranks 658 out of 1,089Before him are Jean Ziegler, Silvia Federici, Lucien Goldmann, Henry More, Polemon, and Michael J. Sandel. After him are Julien Benda, Florian Znaniecki, Jean Hyppolite, Giles of Rome, Gilbert de la Porrée, and Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Musaeus of Athens ranks 54Before him are Perictione, Corax of Syracuse, Antalcidas, Cebes, Calamis, and Telesilla. After him are Hippo, Callimachus, Chabrias, Lamachus, Pausanias of Macedon, and Hyperbolus.

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Among people born in Greece, Musaeus of Athens ranks 393 out of 855Before him are Xanthippus of Carthage (-300), Stavros Niarchos (1909), Demophon of Athens (null), Theopompus of Sparta (-800), Polemon (-400), and Telesilla (-500). After him are Isidore of Kiev (1385), Mentor of Rhodes (-380), Aristo of Chios (-300), Aristobulus of Cassandreia (-375), Philo of Larissa (-145), and Phaedon Gizikis (1917).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Musaeus of Athens ranks 43Before him are Eudemus of Rhodes (-370), Zoilus (-400), Anaxarchus (-380), Aeschines of Sphettus (-430), Nicos Poulantzas (1936), and Polemon (-400). After him are Aristo of Chios (-300), Philo of Larissa (-145), Onesicritus (-360), Hecataeus of Abdera (-400), Glaucon (-445), and Hermarchus (-325).