Phryne


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Phryne

real name Muesarete. 4th century bc, Greek courtesan; lover of Praxiteles and model for Apelles' painting Aphrodite Rising from the Waves

Phryne

courtesan, acquitted of charge by baring bosom. [Gk. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 830]

Phryne

(4th century B.C.) wealthy Athenian hetaera of surpassing beauty. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 784]
References in classic literature ?
They were Phryne, Cleopatra, Messalina, those three celebrated courtesans.
Phryne Fisher, even after 20 novels, remains true to herself in this latest mystery in which she even joins a chorus to sing Mendelssohn's Elijah, exhibiting yet another talent to her apparently unlimited repertoire.
Murder and Mendelssohn is a Phryne Fisher mystery and provides the 20th adventure in Greenwood's series revolving around her.
Miss Phryne Fisher (expertly played by Essie Davis) is a most atypical private detective in 190s Melbourne.
Phryne Michael, head of the Cyprus Consumers Association said consumers must continue to insist on their rights.
95) provides a fine Phryne Fisher mystery and is set in 1929 Australia, where little girls are going missing and people are nervous.
Reason contrasts Eakins's solution to the idealized (and, somewhat paradoxically, more libidinous) representations of Phryne, the model for the fourth century BCE Greek sculptor Praxiteles, painted by such nineteenth-century artists as Gustave Boulanger, Jean-Leon Gerome, and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
Phryne Michael, speaking on behalf of the Employers and Industrialists Federation, OEV, told the Financial Mirror that the HRDA is one of the most important links in the whole labour market chain and that should be commended for working to generate jobs, especially without any state funding.
At least two us institutions came away with sculpture at the Sackler sculpture sale at Sotheby's on 29 January, and Joseph Chinard's classicising terracotta Phryne Emerging from her Bath, of around 1784-87, was snapped up by the Louvre for $482,500.
This series is set in 1920s Australia and stars Phryne Fisher, an independent, smart, flamboyant, beautiful amateur private investigator.
38 The famous ancient Greek courtesan Mnesarete was nicknamed - bizarrely, considering her beauty - Phryne, which means "toad".