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In the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Crates (Gr. Κράτης) may refer:

  • Crates (fl.c. 470 B.C.), Athenian actor credited with the invention of Greek comedy
  • Crates of Athens, philosopher and leader of the Academy
  • Crates of Mallus, Stoic philosopher and librarian at Pergamum
  • Crates of Thebes (the “Door-Opener”) (4th century B.C.), Cynic philosopher, pupil of Diogenes and teacher of Zeno of Citium

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