Arete of Cyrene

Arete of Cyrene (ca. 400 BCE)

*ca. 400 BCE (Cyrene, Libya)
†ca. 400 BCE

Children: Aristippos the Youger

Arete is a Kyrean philosopher and teacher. She is the daughter of Aristippos of Cyrene, the founder of the Korean school in Athens. Through the strict education from her father, she learned the contempt of excess. She was his pupil and later teacher of her own son, who had the same name as her father. Arete is said to have taught for 25 years, written 40 books, and taught 110 students. She taught moral philosophy, natural theory, and natural history. She died at the age of 77.

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