Arignote or Arignota (/ /,; Greek: Ἀριγνώτη, Arignṓtē) was a Pythagorean philosopher from Croton or Samos who flourished around the year 500 BCE. She was known as a student of Pythagoras and Theano and, according to some traditions, their daughter as well.
According to the Suda, Arignote wrote:
- Bacchica (Βακχικά, Bakkhika, "Of Bacchus")
- The Mysteries of Demetra (Περὶ τῶν Δήμητρος Μυστηρίων, Peri ton Demetros Mysterion)
- A Sacred Discourse (Ἱερὸς Λόγος, Hieros Logos)
- Mysteries of Dionysus (Τελεταὶ Διονύσου, Teletai Dionysou)
Writings attributed to her were extant in Porphyry's day.
Among the Pythagorean Sacred Discourses (Ἱεροὶ Λόγοι, ΄΄Hieroi Logoi΄΄) there is a dictum attributed to Arignote:
- Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia, Gale Research Inc., 2002.
- Suda, Arignote
- Suda, Pythagoras
- Suda, Theano
- Porphyry, Life of Pythagoras, 4
- Clement of Alexandria also mentions the work entitled Mysteries of Dionysus in his Stromata (iv. 19).
- Gilles Ménage, (1984), The History of Women Philosophers, University Press of America, p. 53.
- Mary Ellen Waithe, (1987), A History of Women Philosophers. Volume 1, 600 BC-500 AD, Springer, p. 12.