from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or belonging to Megara, a city of ancient Greece, or to Megaris, a territory between Attica and Corinth, of which it was the capital; Megaric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Belonging, or pertaining, to Megara, a city of ancient Greece.
  • adjective a school of philosophy established at Megara, after the death of Socrates, by his disciples, and remarkable for its logical subtlety.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to, Megara
  • noun Someone from Megara.


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  • The Sceptic philosophy as such dates from Socrates, from whom the so-called Megarian school took its origin, but it did not reach its greatest importance until the second century, when the Academic school became Sceptic.

    Atheism in Pagan Antiquity

  • In 1953 Prior had read of the work of the Megarian logician Diodorus Chronos in Benson Mates 'book Stoic Logic.

    The Sun Is Not

  • Epictetus also knows the Master Argument from Megarian philosophy


  • On the right wing of the Corinthians were the Megarian and Ambraciot ships, in the centre the contingents of their other allies; they themselves with their swiftest vessels formed the left wing, which was opposed to the Athenians and to the right division of the Corcyraeans.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • I would have none of you imagine that he will be fighting for a small matter if we refuse to annul the Megarian decree, of which they make so much, telling us that its revocation would prevent the war.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • While the Chians and Tissaphernes were pursuing their common object, Calligitus the son of Laophon, a Megarian, and Timagoras the son of Athenagoras, a Cyzicene, both exiles from their own country, who were residing at the court of Pharnabazus the son of

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • It had occurred at the same time to the Athenian herald, without orders, to make proclamation that any Megarian who pleased might join the ranks of the Athenians.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • They then marched into the Megarian territory, and, cutting down the fruit-trees; returned home by way of Geraneia and the Isthmus.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Corinthians seized66 on the heights of Geraneia, and thence made a descent with their allies into the Megarian territory, thinking that the Athenians, who had so large a force absent in Aegina and in Egypt, would be unable to assist the Megarians; or, if they did; would be obliged to raise the siege of Aegina.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Olympic victor; he was powerful and of noble birth; and he had married the daughter of Theagenes, a Megarian who was at that time tyrant of Megara.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War


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