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Phryʹne (2 syl.)

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A courtesan or Athenian hetæra. She acquired so much wealth by her beauty that she offered to rebuild the walls of Thebes if she might put on them this inscription: “Alexander destroyed them, but Phrynē the hetæra rebuilt them.” The Cnidian Venus of Praxitʹelēs was taken from this courtesan. Apellesʹ picture of Venus Rising from the Sea was partly from his wife Campaspe, and partly from Phrynē, who entered the sea with dishevelled hair as a model.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Phœnix Alley (London)
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