Regular visitors to the House of Rhetoric have possibly noticed a slightly feminist tinge to our ladies' pronouncements. They are, however, not in the least bit prejudiced against the other sex. When they heard that Timarchus was lacking a safe house to work in, they unanimously agreed to invite him. His profession was, after all, used as a weapon to destroy his career, and the ladies are very sympathetic to that sort of story."The distinction which I draw is this: to be in love with those who are beautiful and chaste is the experience of a kind-hearted and generous soul; but to hire for money and to indulge in licentiousness is the act of a man who is wanton and ill-bred. And whereas it is an honor to be the object of a pure love, I declare that he who has played the prostitute by inducement of wages is disgraced. " -- Aeschines Against Timarchus
Read the attack: Aeschines Against Timarchus .
Read the defense: Demosthenes On the False Embassy .
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