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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 77,067 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Numenius of Apamea is the 628th most popular philosopher (up from 718th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Syria (up from 76th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Syrian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Numenius of Apamea ranks 628 out of 1,089Before him are Fulbert of Chartres, Zhiyi, Arete of Cyrene, Jean-Marie Guyau, Madhvacharya, and Alfred Schmidt. After him are Yang Xiong, Olympiodorus the Younger, Dharmakirti, Ludwig Klages, Salomon Maimon, and Theodor Lipps.

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Among people born in 200, Numenius of Apamea ranks 37Before him are Pacatianus, Empress He, Ingenuus, Bhāsa, Tatiana of Rome, and Fulvia Plautilla. After him are Alciphron, Aryadeva, Sansang of Goguryeo, Maximus of Tyre, Fructuosus, and Hierocles. Among people deceased in 200, Numenius of Apamea ranks 14Before him are Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Lucius Artorius Castus, Soranus of Ephesus, Babrius, Diogenes of Oenoanda, and Vologases III of Parthia. After him are Alciphron, Maximus of Tyre, Aquila of Sinope, Apollonius Dyscolus, Cerinthus, and Chariton.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Numenius of Apamea ranks 74 out of 158Before him are Ibn Asakir (1105), Ibn al-Shatir (1304), Seleucus VI Epiphanes (-150), Zimri-Lim (-1800), Thierry, Count of Flanders (1100), and Nureddin al-Atassi (1929). After him are Alciphron (200), Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (1882), Salah Jadid (1926), Shukri al-Quwatli (1891), Gregory III Laham (1933), and Al-Qa'im (893).


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).