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Numenius of Apamea (Greek: Νουμήνιος ὁ ἐξ Ἀπαμείας, Noumēnios ho ex Apameias; Latin: Numenius Apamensis) was a Greek philosopher, who lived in Apamea in Syria and Rome, and flourished during the latter half of the 2nd century AD. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Numenius of Apamea has received more than 102,813 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Numenius of Apamea is the 685th most popular philosopher (down from 628th in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from Syria (down from 74th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Syrian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Numenius of Apamea ranks 685 out of 1,081Before him are Pyotr Lavrov, Jerry Fodor, Olavo de Carvalho, Edvard Westermarck, P. F. Strawson, and Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī. After him are Eugenio Coșeriu, Kitaro Nishida, William Heard Kilpatrick, Alexius Meinong, Antonio Rosmini, and Alvin Plantinga.

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Among people born in 200, Numenius of Apamea ranks 42Before him are Empress He, Aryadeva, Diogenes of Oenoanda, Pacatianus, Fulvia Plautilla, and Sansang of Goguryeo. After him are Alciphron, Maximus of Tyre, Pantaenus, Julius Pollux, Abercius of Hieropolis, and Phlegon of Tralles. Among people deceased in 200, Numenius of Apamea ranks 15Before him are Lucius Artorius Castus, Babrius, Soranus of Ephesus, Vologases III of Parthia, Diogenes of Oenoanda, and Aquila of Sinope. After him are Alciphron, Maximus of Tyre, Caesarius of Africa, Phlegon of Tralles, Cerinthus, and Rabbel II Soter.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Numenius of Apamea ranks 85 out of 181Before him are Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din (1170), Al-Qa'im (893), Anisa Makhlouf (1930), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), Salah al-Din al-Bitar (1912), and Shukri al-Quwatli (1891). After him are Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (1882), Alciphron (200), Soraya Tarzi (1899), Adib Shishakli (1909), Salah Jadid (1926), and Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik (685).


Among philosophers born in Syria, Numenius of Apamea ranks 5Before him are John of Damascus (676), Iamblichus (245), Ibn al-Nafis (1212), and Damascius (480). After him are Zaki al-Arsuzi (1899).