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
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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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