Courtesanship

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133. Courtesanship (See also Mistresses, Prostitution.)

  1. Aspasia mistress of Pericles; byword for cultured courtesan. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 58]
  2. Camille beautiful courtesan, the toast of Paris. [Fr. Lit.: Camille ]
  3. Lais celebrated Thessalonian courtesan, so beautiful the townswomen kill her out of jealousy. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 561]
  4. Lescaut, Manon lives well by giving affections to noblemen. [Fr. Lit.: Mahon Lescaut ]
  5. Marneffe, Madame as courtesan for barons, she obtains wealth. [Fr. Lit.: Cousin Bette, Magill I, 166168]
  6. Phryne (4th century B.C.) wealthy Athenian hetaera of surpassing beauty. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 784]
  7. Rosette DAlberts pliable, versatile, talented, acknowledged bedmate. [Fr. Lit.: Mademoiselle de Maupin. Magill I, 542543]
  8. Thaïs Alexandrian courtesan, converts to Christianity. [Medieval Legend: Walsh Classical, 307]
  9. Vasantasena lovely courtesan whose many adventures culminate in an edict freeing her from her courtesan status. [Sanskrit Lit.: The Little Clay Cart in Haydn & Fuller, 432]
  10. Violetta prosperous courtesan in fashionable Paris. [Ital. Opera: Verdi La Traviata in Benét, 1022]