Philo of Larissa

145 BC - 79 BC

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Philo of Larissa (Greek: Φίλων ὁ Λαρισσαῖος Philon ho Larissaios; 159/8–84/3 BC) was a Greek philosopher. He was a pupil of Clitomachus, whom he succeeded as head of the Academy. During the Mithridatic wars which would see the destruction of the Academy, he travelled to Rome where Cicero heard him lecture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philo of Larissa has received more than 56,737 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Philo of Larissa is the 668th most popular philosopher (down from 587th in 2019), the 398th most popular biography from Greece (down from 341st in 2019) and the 45th most popular Greek Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Philo of Larissa ranks 668 out of 1,089Before him are Giles of Rome, Gilbert de la Porrée, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, Olaf Stapledon, Friedrich Pollock, and Aristo of Chios. After him are Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī, Nausiphanes, Leo the Mathematician, Cheng Yi, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, and Theodor Lessing.

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Among people born in 145 BC, Philo of Larissa ranks 2Before him is Sima Qian.  Among people deceased in 79 BC, Philo of Larissa ranks 1

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Among people born in Greece, Philo of Larissa ranks 398 out of 855Before him are Telesilla (-500), Musaeus of Athens (-500), Isidore of Kiev (1385), Mentor of Rhodes (-380), Aristo of Chios (-300), and Aristobulus of Cassandreia (-375). After him are Phaedon Gizikis (1917), Constantine Kanaris (1793), Antiphanes (-388), Manuel Kantakouzenos (1326), Polykleitos the Younger (-400), and Battus I of Cyrene (-580).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Philo of Larissa ranks 45Before him are Anaxarchus (-380), Aeschines of Sphettus (-430), Nicos Poulantzas (1936), Polemon (-400), Musaeus of Athens (-500), and Aristo of Chios (-300). After him are Onesicritus (-360), Hecataeus of Abdera (-400), Glaucon (-445), Hermarchus (-325), Menedemus (-340), and Arethas of Caesarea (860).