Phryne


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Phryne

(ˈfraɪnɪ)
n
(Biography) 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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He had undergone some strange experiences in his absence; he had seen the virtual Faustina in the literal Cornelia, a spiritual Lucretia in a corporeal Phryne; he had thought of the woman taken and set in the midst as one deserving to be stoned, and of the wife of Uriah being made a queen; and he had asked himself why he had not judged Tess constructively rather than biographically, by the will rather than by the deed?
They were Phryne, Cleopatra, Messalina, those three celebrated courtesans.
As I wait for the surgeon to give me the result, I can escape with Anne George's 60+ year old sisters, in Murder boogies with Elvis or Phryne Fisher, or reach for the wisdom of Socrates, who also advocated 'follow the religion of your community'.
Francesco Barzaghi's evocation of the Greek seductress Phryne is an excellent example of the latter (400,000 [pounds sterling]-600,000 [pounds sterling]).
With its upstairs/ downstairs sleuths and an expertly etched post-World War I setting, A Pinch of Poison, the second in Maxwell's A Lady and Lady's Maid series, is tailor-made for fans of the Phryne Fisher mysteries or anyone who misses Downton Abbey.
Olafur Eliasson's Rainbow will debut on Acute Art this month, followed by Marina Abramovic's Rising in December and Jeff Koons's Phryne in February 2018.
Trabeae Comoediographi; Martia, Hortensii; Terentia, Tulli; Calphurnia, Plinii, Pudentilla, Apulei; Rusticiana Symmachi; Corynna, Nasonis; Cesennia, Getulici; Argentana Lucani; Lamia, Demetrii; Phryne, Timothei; Flora, Pompeii; Aspasia, Periclis; Rodopis, Psammetici; et Antonii Cleopatra.
MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES Sat 8pm, from May 6 Set in 1920s Melbourne, this fast-paced show follows Phryne Fisher as she battles injustice - armed with a pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.