- a historical hetairai or prostitute in Ancient Greece. She was revered for her strong intellectual capacity and artistic abilities. Known for rebuilding a wall around her city with the inscription, "What Alexander The Great destroyed was erected by Phyrene The Prostitute." Socrates and other revered geeks were known to bring people to hear famous hetairai speak.
Not a pornai or streetwalker but elevated on classical versions of the sex worker totem pole.