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Statira

A stock name of those historical romances which represented the fate of empires as turning on the effects produced on a crack-brained lover by some charming Mandana or Statira. In La Calprenéde's Cassandra, Statira is represented as the perfection of female beauty, and is ultimately married to Oroondates.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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