Hetaera

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Hetaera

 

in ancient Greece, an educated, unmarried woman leading a free, independent way of life. Some hetaerae played a significant role in civic life. Many outstanding political figures, poets, and sculptors gathered in the houses of the hetaerae. The term “hetaera” was also applied to prostitutes.

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It is the job of Frida, known as Frine, to teach the new hetaeras the art of keeping El Gran Hombre happy.