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Quintus Smyrnaeus

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Quintus Smyrnaeus (also Quintus of Smyrna; Greek: Κόϊντος Σμυρναῖος, Kointos Smyrnaios) was a Greek epic poet whose Posthomerica, following "after Homer" continues the narration of the Trojan War. The dates of Quintus Smyrnaeus' life and poetry are disputed: by tradition, he is thought to have lived in the latter part of the 4th century AD, but early dates have also been proposed.His epic in fourteen books, known as the Posthomerica, covers the period between the end of Homer's Iliad and the end of the Trojan War. Its primary importance is as the earliest surviving work to cover this period, the archaic works in the Epic Cycle, which he knew and drew upon, having been lost. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Quintus Smyrnaeus has received more than 82,074 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Quintus Smyrnaeus is the 1,488th most popular writer (down from 1,147th in 2019), the 494th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 387th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Turkish Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Quintus Smyrnaeus ranks 1,488 out of 5,794Before him are Silvina Ocampo, Ihara Saikaku, Henry de Montherlant, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Sławomir Mrożek, and Elvira Madigan. After him are Seamus Heaney, Surdas, Jane Jacobs, Diagoras of Melos, Ibn al-Khatib, and Samuel R. Delany.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 400, Quintus Smyrnaeus ranks 29Before him are Radagaisus, Sozomen, Gunther, Priscus Attalus, Frumentius, and Meletius of Antioch. After him are Avianus, Vincent of Lérins, Gjúki, Charaton, Julius Firmicus Maternus, and Gaius Julius Solinus. Among people deceased in 400, Quintus Smyrnaeus ranks 7Before him are Onuphrius, Vasubandhu, Eutropius, Flavia Maximiana Theodora, Thaïs, and Heliodorus of Emesa. After him are Eustathius of Antioch, Julius Firmicus Maternus, Gaius Julius Solinus, Juvencus, Varazdat, and Mallobaudes.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Quintus Smyrnaeus ranks 494 out of 1,128Before him are Cüneyt Arkın (1937), Stratonice of Syria (-317), Diogenes of Oenoanda (200), Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873), Meletius of Antioch (400), and Emine Erdoğan (1955). After him are Manuel Chrysoloras (1355), George Hamartolos (900), Halit Ergenç (1970), Metrodorus of Lampsacus (-331), Rufinus (335), and Bardas Skleros (1000).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Quintus Smyrnaeus ranks 43Before him are Namık Kemal (1840), Reşat Nuri Güntekin (1889), Hieronymus of Cardia (-390), Kâtip Çelebi (1609), Callinus (-680), and Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873). After him are Symeon the Metaphrast (900), Hipponax (-600), Alexander Polyhistor (-100), Oribasius (325), Nicander (-250), and Petros Markaris (1937).