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Venus of Cnidus

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The undraped statue of Praxitʹeles (4 syl.) purchased by the ancient Cnidians, who refused to part with it, although Nicomeʹdēs, King of Bithynʹia, offered to pay off their national debt as a price for it. The statue was subsequently removed to Constantinople, and perished in the great fire during the reign of Justinian, (A.D. 80.)

Praxiteles made also a draped statue of the same goddess, called the “Venus of Cos.”

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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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