She is best known for her trial for impiety , where she was defended by the orator Hypereides. In that year Thebes razed Thespiae not long after the battle of Leuctra and expelled its inhabitants. Athenaeus provides many anecdotes about Phryne. He praises her beauty, writing that on the occasion of the festivals of the Eleusinia and Poseidonia she would let down her hair and step naked into the sea. Supposedly the sculptor Praxiteles , who was also her lover, used her as the model for the statue of the Aphrodite of Knidos ,  the first nude statue of a woman from ancient Greece. According to Athenaeus, Praxiteles produced two more statues for her, a statue of Eros which was consecrated in the temple of Thespiae and a statue of Phryne herself which was made of solid gold and consecrated in the temple of Delphi. When Crates of Thebes saw the statue he called it "a votive offering of the profligacy of Greece". Havelock argues that the story of Phryne swimming naked in the sea is probably a sensationalized fabrication. She does think that the love between Praxiteles and Phryne was an invention of later biographers. Diodorus Siculus writes that the Athenians rebuilt the greater part of the wall and that Cassander provided more aid later.
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Warning: If you find nudity offensive please skip reading this post. I enjoy annoying people from time to time but, I prefer doing it in person ha ha ha. All of them looked like Barbie the pubic area of every sculpture was smooth with no detail. I will provide a brief history of the female nude.
In early Greece the naked female form was a sign of a religious cult associated with the productivity of the earth or the quest for fertility in childbearing. Female nudity in ancient Greece was never a social norm and in art female nudity is sexually charged. Shown below are some of the ancient Greek sculptures showing the female body beautiful. The figure shown above dates from about the third millennium BCE and is typical of the art of the Cycladic Islands. This was made at a time before metal tools were regularly used and the details were originally painted in. The small figurine shown above is a female athlete from Sparta. While male athletes competed in the nude, the females were clothed with the right breast bare. Shown above is the bust of Aphrodite sculpted by Praxiteles which was designed to inspire religious awe even as it aroused sexual desire. Shown above is a young woman who is struggling to escape from a satyr.