Vase with red figures coming from Ancient Greece which portrays a prostitute with a client

Vase with red figures coming from Ancient Greece which portrays a prostitute with a client

well yes, also Athens, cradle of Greek civilization and the ancient world, had his Neighborhood “Red Light“, a bit’ as it happens today in Amsterdam…with some differences, obviously.

The ceramic, a district bustling with people and activity that extended just outside the city, It was also the one that went all those who were looking for a fee pleasure and could not afford the courtesans home.

It was the great lawgiver Solone, as part of its reform on prostitution, who decided to focus most of the brothels to the Ceramic, where even today, on the walls of what remains of them, you can read written by the more or less explicit content referring to women who lent “service” and men who attended them.

E’ should specify that, underlying the reform soloniana, there was the general and typically greek thought he wanted the woman to a lower intellectual level than humans, a concept widely and clearly expressed by some steps of the aforementioned law, including the following, a detector masculism to say the least irritating:

“The prostitutes have for the pleasure, concubines for treatment everyday, and brides to have a legitimate issue

Solon Bust

Solon Bust

and a faithful guardian of the hearth”.

A conception so disrespectful of women and their role in society, so shameless in its value as discriminatory come openly to create a division of the female gender based on a hierarchy of their sexual powers, It was the same one he saw in the regulation of prostitution a measure of public health, in the sense that, have available in places that used to girls with whom to satisfy every carnal desire, allowed the young males Athenians to take off every whim without affecting the virtues of good girls their own age.

And nobody cared that the majority of so-called “Women brothel” It was made up of poor slaves bought and sold like any other commodity exchange (wikipedia.org e informagiovani-italia.com).