The Fascinating Story of an Ancient Greek Prostitute Who Flashed to Escape Imprisonment

Phryne continues to inspire the world through her tale of defiance and independence.

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Phryne the thespian was perhaps one of the most acclaimed and desired Athenian courtesans in ancient Greece. Her unparalleled beauty, astute intelligence, and acerbic wit…




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