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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 227,233 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Statius is the 462nd most popular writer (down from 422nd in 2019), the 563rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 499th in 2019) and the 38th most popular Italian Writer.

Statius is most famous for his epic poem, Thebaid.

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Among writers, Statius ranks 462 out of 5,794Before him are Herta Müller, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Harold Pinter, Tulsidas, Wu Cheng'en, and Thomas Paine. After him are J. M. G. Le Clézio, T. S. Eliot, Valmiki, Theodore Dreiser, Louis Aragon, and Paula Hitler.

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Among people born in 40, Statius ranks 5Before him are Pope Clement I, Pedanius Dioscorides, Martial, and Claudia Octavia. After him are Gnaeus Julius Agricola and Dio Chrysostom. Among people deceased in 96, Statius ranks 4Before him are Domitian, Joseph of Arimathea, and Quintilian.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Statius ranks 563 out of 4,088Before him are Denis (210), Giuseppe Piazzi (1746), Luca Signorelli (1450), Pope Miltiades (250), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), and Frank Capra (1897). After him are Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545), Charles Ponzi (1882), Gregorio Allegri (1582), Pope Anastasius III (890), and Olybrius (400).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Statius ranks 38Before him are Livius Andronicus (-280), Ludovico Ariosto (1474), Cornelius Nepos (-100), Ennius (-239), Fausto Cercignani (1941), and Baldassare Castiglione (1478). After him are Edmondo De Amicis (1846), Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749), Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863), Grazia Deledda (1871), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), and Francesca da Rimini (1259).