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Publius Papinius Statius (Greek: Πόπλιος Παπίνιος Στάτιος; ; c. 45 – c. 96) was a Greco-Roman poet of the 1st century CE. His surviving Latin poetry includes an epic in twelve books, the Thebaid; a collection of occasional poetry, the Silvae; and an unfinished epic, the Achilleid. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Statius has received more than 238,834 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Statius is the 480th most popular writer (down from 462nd in 2019), the 594th most popular biography from Italy (down from 563rd in 2019) and the 39th most popular Writer.

Statius is most famous for his epic poem, Thebaid.

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Among writers, Statius ranks 480 out of 5,755Before him are Boris Vian, Savitribai Phule, Jules Michelet, William S. Burroughs, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and D. H. Lawrence. After him are Ellen G. White, Harold Pinter, Elie Wiesel, Tyrtaeus, Anthony Burgess, and Baldassare Castiglione.

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Among people born in 40, Statius ranks 4Before him are Pope Clement I, Pedanius Dioscorides, and Martial. After him are Claudia Octavia, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Dio Chrysostom, and Lucius Licinius Sura. Among people deceased in 96, Statius ranks 4Before him are Domitian, Quintilian, and Joseph of Arimathea.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Statius ranks 594 out of 4,668Before him are Kurt Schuschnigg (1897), Pope Silverius (490), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Matilda of Tuscany (1046), and Maria Luisa of Spain (1745). After him are Pope Stephen I (200), Damocles (null), Pope Miltiades (250), Aldus Manutius (1449), Roberto Baggio (1967), and Baldassare Castiglione (1478).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Statius ranks 39Before him are Propertius (-50), Tibullus (-50), Elena Ferrante (1943), Ennius (-239), Livius Andronicus (-280), and Grazia Deledda (1871). After him are Baldassare Castiglione (1478), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Francesca da Rimini (1259), Fausto Cercignani (1941), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), and Cassiodorus (487).