Publilius Syrus

100 BC - 100 BC

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Publilius Syrus (fl. 85–43 BC), was a Latin writer, best known for his sententiae. He was a Syrian from Antioch who was brought as a slave to Roman Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Publilius Syrus has received more than 212,827 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Publilius Syrus is the 804th most popular writer (down from 757th in 2019), the 309th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 296th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Turkish Writer.

Publilius Syrus is most famous for his quote "The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."

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Among writers, Publilius Syrus ranks 804 out of 5,794Before him are Bacchylides, Corinna, Hans Sachs, Wilkie Collins, Stefan George, and Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle. After him are Kang Youwei, David Irving, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Heinrich Kramer, Tao Yuanming, and Frank Wedekind.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Publilius Syrus ranks 18Before him are Ambiorix, Ptolemy XI Alexander II, Gaius Octavius, Andronicus of Rhodes, Antipater the Idumaean, and Mary of Clopas. After him are Titus Labienus, Judas of Galilee, Artavasdes II of Armenia, Valerius Maximus, Antigonus II Mattathias, and Cleopatra V of Egypt. Among people deceased in 100 BC, Publilius Syrus ranks 5Before him are Lentulus Batiatus, Gaius Claudius Glaber, Wang Zhaojun, and Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus. After him are Sosigenes of Alexandria, Timaeus of Locri, Antipater of Sidon, Lucius Appuleius Saturninus, Artemidorus Ephesius, Apollonius Molon, and Bocchus I.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Publilius Syrus ranks 309 out of 1,128Before him are Philemon (100), Basiliscus (500), Libanius (314), Seleucus IV Philopator (-217), Sabbas the Sanctified (439), and Thābit ibn Qurra (836). After him are Fritigern (400), Heraclides Ponticus (-385), Midhat Pasha (1822), Alexios I of Trebizond (1182), Menua (-900), and Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha (232).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Publilius Syrus ranks 19Before him are Aratus (-315), André Chénier (1762), Artemidorus (200), Theodoret (393), Theodore the Studite (759), and Zosimus (460). After him are Joannes Zonaras (1074), Ibn Hawqal (943), Gregory of Narek (951), Dio Chrysostom (40), John Malalas (491), and Aziz Nesin (1915).