- 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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She is beautiful; a Phryne, I may say, and what a match she would be to you!Foma Gordyeff
Phryne served as a model to Praxiteles, for his Venus of Cnidus.
Nature pleads the cause of pleasure as Hyperides pleaded that of Phryne.Devereux, Complete
The Athenian judges acquitted Phryne because she was beautiful.The Emperor, Complete
Then Phryne told him of her trick, and chose the Cupid, or Eros, for her gift.A History of Art for Beginners and Students
Clara Erskine Clement