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Gaius Julius Phaedrus (; Greek: Φαῖδρος; Phaîdros) was a 1st-century CE Roman fabulist and the first versifier of a collection of Aesop's fables into Latin. Few facts are known about him for certain and there was little mention of his work during late antiquity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phaedrus has received more than 82,745 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Phaedrus is the 424th most popular writer (down from 390th in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from Greece (down from 95th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Greek Writer.

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Among writers, Phaedrus ranks 424 out of 5,794Before him are Thomas Wolfe, Thomas Bernhard, André Maurois, Osamu Dazai, G. K. Chesterton, and William Makepeace Thackeray. After him are Lactantius, Fausto Cercignani, Mika Waltari, Percy Fawcett, Alfred de Musset, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

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Among people born in 20 BC, Phaedrus ranks 4Before him are John the Baptist, Herod Antipas, and Gaius Caesar. After him are Sejanus and James, brother of Jesus. Among people deceased in 50, Phaedrus ranks 2Before him is Aulus Cornelius Celsus. After him are Abgar V, Marcus Manilius, and Thaddeus of Edessa.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Phaedrus ranks 106 out of 855Before him are Pope Hyginus (100), Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt (1789), Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), Theo Angelopoulos (1935), Mardonius (-600), and Djemal Pasha (1872). After him are Dionysius the Areopagite (100), Perseus of Macedon (-212), Pope Eleutherius (171), Melissus of Samos (-470), Philip V of Macedon (-238), and Scopas (-395).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Phaedrus ranks 12Before him are Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Simonides of Ceos (-556), and Archilochus (-680). After him are Lysias (-445), Arion (-700), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Tyrtaeus (-700), Longus (110), and Demetrius Vikelas (1835).