). An Athenian woman, originally a courtesan,
although afterwards the wife of Metrodorus, the most eminent friend and disciple of Epicurus.
Many slanders were circulated respecting her intercourse with the philosopher and his
followers. She herself composed works on philosophy (Diog. Laert. x.
; Cic. N. D. i. 33
). Her daughter
Danaë was a prostitute of some celebrity.