Nicarete of Megara


Nicarete or Nicareta of Megara (Greek: Νικαρέτη, Nikarétē) was a philosopher of the Megarian school, who flourished around 300 BC. She is stated by Athenaeus to have been a hetaera of good family and education, and to have been a disciple of Stilpo.[1] Diogenes Laërtius states that she was Stilpo's mistress, though he had a wife.[2]


  1. ^ Athenaeus, xiii. 596e
  2. ^ Diogenes Laërtius, ii. 114.
  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. {{cite encyclopedia}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)