Alexicrates (Greek: Ἀλεξικράτης) was a Pythagorean philosopher who lived at the time of Plutarch (that is, around the turn of the 1st century AD),[1] and whose disciples continued to observe the ancient diet of the Pythagoreans, abstaining from fish altogether.[2] Another person of this name occurs in Plutarch.[3]


  1. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Alexicrates". In William Smith (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. Vol. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 128.
  2. ^ Plutarch, Sympos. viii. p. 728
  3. ^ Plutarch, Life of Pyrrhus 5