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Unformatted text preview: Hetaira ← social marginals, young women, FREE (not slaves) • Their clientel = aristocratic young men, sometimes older aristocrats, wealthier farmers or merchants flushed with money ← ← Examples Musarium, Myrtale, Bacchis, Metri che ← Crobyles husband dies, urban craftsmen (social marginalist) • Wife and daughter fall into desperate situation • Sells tools and weaving to make do • Not always a situation of desperation but an Economic situation • First is C orrina, more established is Lyra Conversation 7 Musarium and her Mother • Musarium- NAÏVE HETAIRA , doesn’t bring in money, she is giving away stuff to her lover and he is not paying her o she hopes that he (Cheareas) will marry her once his father dies and he has money to marry her o mother doubts seriously that he will ever go through with his promise o she says “Musarium will you always be 18 years old?” ← Conversation 14 Dorion and Myrtale • at this point relationship is ending, can abuse eachother • Dorion is being locked out, brings cheap kinds of gifts • Myrtale (PRA C TI C AL, PRAGMATI C , HARD-NOSED HETAIRA) doesn’t want him anymore, now has found a sea captain instead of a simple sailor o Captain provides more, he’s 50 plus Letter of Al c iphron • Menecleides hetaira has died mid to late teens • Bacchis is IDEAL HETAIRA • Breaks stereotype, hetaira are evil, unfaithful, look out for themselves only • Bacchis rejects wealthier men, prefers Menecleides • Bacchis so virtuous o Aristocratic man would’ve married her ← Mime 1: The Pro curess • Convo between hetaira named Metriche and Gyllis • Metriche= OVERLY FAITHFUL , her lover is Mandris o He left her 10 months ago and hasn’t heard a word from him, he’s gone to Egypt (Alexander) • Gyllis is an older women (procuress) o Retired, too old to attract women o Go between other hetairai and aristocratic young men o Tries to persuade Metriche to look for someone else o Has a guy for her, Gryllos • Metriche says NO ← Most famous Heterai of ancient world- PHRYNE • Stunningly beautiful • Had 3 lovers o Praxiteles= best sculptor Used model of Aphrodite as Phryne set up in cnidos Tourist attraction, everyone made sure they stopped to see this statue as Aphrodite o Apelles Sees Phryne on the shore, thinks of her as a revelation of the goddess, paints picture of her as Aphrodite coming out of the sea, becomes famous o Hyperides Makes defense speech on behalf of his lover Phryne None of judges are convinced OTHER GROUP prostitutes= slaves o Owned by a master o Placed in a brothel o Service much lower class people ←...
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