Metaneira (hetaera)

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Metaneira (Μετάνειρα) was a hetaira active in Classical Corinth and Athens. As a child, she was purchased by Nikarete of Corinth.[1] She was raised as a daughter, along with Neaera, and molded into a hetaera. Athenaeus claims that she was the mistress of both Isocrates and Lysias,[2] who according to Apollodorus arranged for her to be initiated into the Mysteries of Eleusia.[3]


  1. ^ Pseudo-Demosthenes, Against Neaira, 18-19
  2. ^ Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae, 13.62
  3. ^ Pseudo-Demosthenes, Against Neaira, 21