Ancient Philosophy

Women Philosophers in Ancient Greece and Rome

Who was Arete of Cyrene?

Arete of Cyrene (c. 400–c. 340 B.C.E.), the daughter of Aristipus, a friend and student of Socrates, who was present at his death, succeeded her father as head of the Cyrenic school. She taught ethics in the Hedonistic tradition and natural philosophy, for 30 years.


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