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]
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Martia Hortensio; Terentia Tullio; Calphurnia Plinio; Pudentilla Apuleio; Rusticana Symmacho; Corynna cum suo Nasone complevit; Cesennia cum Getulico; Argentarla Lucani; Lamia Demetrii; Phryne Timothei; Flora Pompeii; Aspasia Periclis; Rodopis Psammetici; et Antonii Cleopatra.
The series follows the escapades of the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis), 'lady detective'.
Whether or not they associated the statue with the famous Phryne, hetairai would have recognized themselves in the statue, and such recognition must have been empowering to women who were commonly marginalized in Greek society.
A side plot involves matchmaking and preventing the murder of a former code-breaker, Rupert Sheffield, by Phryne plotting to join him up with an old acquaintance from the trenches in France when she was an ambulance driver in the Great War and pitting a couple of gangs against each other to eliminate the bosses.
Murder and Mendelssohn is a Phryne Fisher mystery and provides the 20th adventure in Greenwood's series revolving around her.
Besides Pausanias' (second century AD) mention of having viewed the statue at Thespiae in Boeotia, as part of a group made up of Cupid, Phryne and Aphrodite, nothing else is know about its destination.
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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 twenty-eight Phryne is unflappable--if anything she seems to like "wickedness.
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