(Νικαρέτη/Nikarétē). Daughter of a prominent family from Megara. Student of the philosopher Stilpo (Ath. 13,596e). The sources present her as a courtesan of Stilpo (Diog. Laert. 2,114 acc. to Onetor) and of the orator Stephanus (Ath. 13,593f). Her love for Stilpo earned her ridicule from the comedian Crates  (Diog. Laert. 2,118). The association with Stephanus is believed to be based on mistaken identity (with Neaera ).
Cite this pageDreyer, Boris (Göttingen), “Nicarete”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e822110>
First published online: 2006
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