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Arimneste (Ancient Greek: Ἀριμνήστη) was the daughter of Nicomachus and Phaestis, and Aristotle's older sister. In addition to Aristotle, Arimneste had a brother named Arimnestus, her name and that of her brother translates as "Greatly remembered".

There were two famous men named "Arimnestus"; the first Arimnestus was the Spartan soldier who killed the Persian general, Mardonius, at the Battle of Platea. The second Arimnestus was the King of the Tyrrhenians, who sent a gold throne to Olympia in honor of the Olympic Games.[1]

Arimneste married Proxenus of Atarneus, by which they had a daughter, Hero, and a son, Nicanor.

Hero was Callisthenes of Olynthus' mother. Nicanor married Aristotle's daughter Pythias. According to Aristotle's will, Nicanor was to manage the family affairs until his own son, Nicomachus came of age.


  • John Dillery (1996). "Reconfiguring the Past". The American Journal of Philology. 117 (2): 217–254. doi:10.1353/ajp.1996.0035.
  • Diogenes Laërtius, Life of Aristotle. Translated by C.D. Yonge.
  • Eduard Zeller, Aristotle and the Earlier Peripatetics (1897).