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 8/23/11 The Law Athenian Law did not penalize prostitution However, male prostitutes could not be active in  politics, as the city did not consider it appropriate for  men who had sold their bodies for money to be  advising, representing or leading the city. The law was possibly enacted around 425, and was  certainly valid around 400 BC. As prostitution became more widespread in Athens,  the city felt the need to draw a line when it came to  prostitutes leading the city. 
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 8/23/11 The Misinformation The Speech  Against Timarchos  has often been used as  a source for Athenian attitudes towards  homosexuality.  However, the laws invoked by Aeschines were only  dealing with prostitutes in politics, not  homosexuality. The speech is filled with bombastic moralizing. 
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