The gods, if Alcibiades were worked in the house of Socrates, Aspasia, out of the, painting by Jean-Léon Gérome. Prostitution in Ancient Greece was a widespread and diversified

The gods, if Alcibiades were worked in the house of Socrates, Aspasia, out of the, painting by Jean-Léon Gérome. Prostitution in Ancient Greece was a widespread and diversified

What were the rates into force in Ancient Greece in regard to the prostitution?

The ancient sources are quite precise about it.

The “Price of pleasure” for an Athenian citizen or a passing stranger, It was generally due diagnosed, one drachma O five drachmas.

Yet there were those who in these figures, judged exorbitant, He was not satisfied at all, increasing them beyond measure; it is said that the prostitute Ugly He had the courage to ask for ten thousand drachmas to the great orator Demostene after a night spent together.

But the only answer she got was the surprise reaction and disgusted illustrious client, which he went slamming the door shouting: “I do not buy repentance for ten thousand drachmas!” (Photo gives: bloglibero.it).