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For the crater, see Phocylides (crater), which is named after Johannes Phocylides Holwarda.Phocylides (Greek: Φωκυλίδης ὁ Μιλήσιος), Greek gnomic poet of Miletus, contemporary of Theognis of Megara, was born about 560 BC. A few fragments of his "maxims" have survived (chiefly in the Florilegium of Stobaeus), in which he expresses his contempt for the pomps and vanities of rank and wealth, and sets forth in simple language his ideas of honour, justice and wisdom. An example is an epigram quoted by Dio Chrysostom: And this from Phocylides: a city in good order, though small and built on a distant crag, is mightier than foolish Nineveh.(Or. 36.13, trans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phocylides has received more than 29,835 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Phocylides is the 1,931st most popular writer (down from 1,726th in 2019), the 601st most popular biography from Turkey (down from 521st in 2019) and the 62nd most popular Turkish Writer.

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Among writers, Phocylides ranks 1,931 out of 5,794Before him are Gabriel Naudé, Konstantin Ushinsky, Edward Bunker, Margit Sandemo, Arctinus of Miletus, and Edmond Jabès. After him are Anne Golon, Charles Berlitz, Constantine Manasses, Felice Orsini, Sulpicia, and Eduard Uspensky.

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Among people born in 560 BC, Phocylides ranks 1

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Phocylides ranks 601 out of 1,128Before him are Magali Noël (1931), Dani Rodrik (1957), John IV of Constantinople (600), Alyattes of Lydia (-640), Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti (1929), and Arctinus of Miletus (-800). After him are Constantine Manasses (1130), Bohemond VI of Antioch (1237), Philostorgius (368), Zannanza (-1350), Nausiphanes (-400), and Histiaeus (-550).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Phocylides ranks 62Before him are John of Ephesus (507), Menander Protector (550), Zeki Müren (1931), John Tzetzes (1110), Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti (1929), and Arctinus of Miletus (-800). After him are Constantine Manasses (1130), Cleitarchus (-400), Adnan Oktar (1956), Marcellinus Comes (450), Mustafa Balel (1945), and Aristeas (-600).