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In Greek mythology, Neaera was one of several individuals: Greek mythology consists of a large collection of narratives detailing the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, which were first envisioned and disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition. ...

  1. Neaera was the wife of Strymon and mother of Evadne.
  2. Neaera was one of the Niobids, a murdered daughter of Amphion and Niobe.
  3. Neaera was a nymph, the mother of Lampetia and Phaethusa by Helios.

In Greek history Neaera was a hetaira, known largely from the speech Against Neaera (c. 340 BCE) attributed to the Athenian orator Demosthenes. The Struma (Bulgarian: Струма, Greek: Strimonis, Turkish: Karasu (meaning black water in Turkish)) is a river in Bulgaria and Greece. ... In Greek mythology, there were two people named Evadne. ... A mortal woman in Greek mythology, Niobe, daughter of Tantalus and either Euryanassa, Eurythemista, Clytia, Dione, or Laodice, and the wife of Amphion, boasted of her superiority to Leto because she had fourteen children (Niobids), seven male and seven female, while Leto had only two. ... There are two characters named Amphion in Greek mythology: Amphion, the brother of Zethus Amphion son of Hyperasius and Hypso, an Argonaut ... Apollo and Diana Attacking Niobe and her Children by Anicet-Charles-Gabriel Lemonnier A mortal woman in Greek mythology, Niobe (Νιόβη), daughter of Tantalus and either Euryanassa, Eurythemista, Clytia, Dione, or Laodice, and the wife of Amphion, boasted of her superiority to Leto because she had fourteen children (Niobids), seven male... Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse In Greek mythology, a nymph is any member of a large class of female nature entities, sometimes bound to a particular location or landform. ... In Greek mythology, Lampetia (shining) was the daughter of Helios and Neaera; she was the personification of light. ... In Greek mythology, Phaethusa, or Phaetusa (radiance) was a daughter of Helios and Neaera, the personification of the brilliant, blinding rays of the sun. ... Helios in Greek In earlier Greek mythology, the sun was personified as a deity called Hêlios (Greek for the sun), whom Homer equates with the sun titan Hyperion. ... The History of Greece extends back to the arrival of the Greeks in Europe some time before 1500 BC, even though there has only been an independent state called Greece since 1821. ... In ancient Greece, Hetaerae were courtesans, that is to say, sophisticated companions and prostitutes. ... Demosthenes statue, Roman copy of a Greek bronze original in marble about 380 BC, Rome, Vatican Museum, Braccio Nuovo. ...

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The price for Neaera's eventual freedom was twenty times this: 20 minae = 2000 drachmae, of which her Corinthian lovers contributed half, and the other half of which she obtained from Phrynion and other lovers.
Neaera had to post a bond because her status--slave or metic--was not yet determined.
Does the reference to Neaera's appearance suggest that she was present in the courtroom?
Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2003.07.42 (2370 words)
The trial of Neaera was part of an ongoing feud between Apollodorus and Stephanus, Neaera's husband, with Neaera as the pawn.
Neaera was not a street-corner hooker, nor did she come cheap.
Any hope that Neaera might have had of a stable relationship was soon shattered by his abuse of her, and, taking some of his property, she fled to Megara.
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