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315 BC - 260 BC

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Theocritus (; Greek: Θεόκριτος, Theokritos; born c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theocritus has received more than 286,994 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Theocritus is the 567th most popular writer (up from 684th in 2019), the 694th most popular biography from Italy (up from 792nd in 2019) and the 47th most popular Italian Writer.

Theocritus is most famous for his "Idylls" which are pastoral poems that are written in the style of ancient Greek poetry.

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  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.29

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  • 2.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Theocritus ranks 567 out of 5,755Before him are Wang Wei, Faxian, Percy Fawcett, Saint Naum, Jacob L. Moreno, and Alain Robbe-Grillet. After him are Sándor Petőfi, Mo Yan, Lion Feuchtwanger, Dietrich Eckart, Eyvind Johnson, and Isaac Babel.

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Among people born in 315 BC, Theocritus ranks 1After him are Arcesilaus, Aratus, and Leonidas II. Among people deceased in 260 BC, Theocritus ranks 1After him are Sostratus of Cnidus, Menippus, Timaeus, Zenodotus, Hanno the Great, Euthydemus I, Gaius Claudius Nero, Quintus Fulvius Flaccus, Laodice I, Timocharis, and Quintus Caecilius Metellus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Theocritus ranks 694 out of 4,668Before him are Michelozzo (1396), Pope Boniface II (470), Pisanello (1395), Quintus Sertorius (-126), Ludovico Einaudi (1955), and Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200). After him are Milo of Croton (-557), Pope Felix IV (480), Francis of Paola (1416), Zeuxis (-500), Sejanus (-20), and Claudio Ranieri (1951).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Theocritus ranks 47Before him are Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Francesca da Rimini (1259), Fausto Cercignani (1941), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), Cassiodorus (487), and Aulus Gellius (123). After him are Dino Buzzati (1906), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), Pietro Metastasio (1698), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749), and Poliziano (1454).