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A financial motive thus was viewed as threatening a man's status as free.By contrast, as expressed in Pausanias' speech in Plato's Symposium, pederastic love was said to be favorable to democracy and feared by tyrants, because the bond between the erastes and eromenos was stronger than that of obedience to a despotic ruler.Among the Athenians, as Socrates claims in Xenophon's Symposium, "Nothing [of what concerns the boy] is kept hidden from the father, by an ideal In order to protect their sons from inappropriate attempts at seduction, fathers appointed slaves called pedagogues to watch over their sons.However, according to Aeschines, Athenian fathers would pray that their sons would be handsome and attractive, with the full knowledge that they would then attract the attention of men and "be the objects of fights because of erotic passions".He is unwilling to let himself be explored by the other's needy curiosity, and he has, himself, little curiosity about the other.

However, if they did not perform those specific functions, did not present themselves for the allocation of those functions and declared themselves ineligible if they were somehow mistakenly elected to perform those specific functions, they were safe from prosecution and punishment.He is aware of his attractiveness, but self-absorbed in his relationship with those who desire him.He will smile sweetly at the admiring lover; he will show appreciation for the other's friendship, advice, and assistance.In his speech Against Timarchus in 346 BC, the Athenian politician Aeschines argues against further allowing Timarchus, an experienced middle-aged politician, certain political rights as Attic law prohibited anyone who had prostituted himself from exercising those rights Aeschines won his case, and Timarchus was sentenced to atimia (disenfranchisement and civic disempowerment).Aeschines acknowledges his own dalliances with beautiful boys, the erotic poems he dedicated to these youths, and the scrapes he has gotten into as a result of his affairs, but emphasizes that none of these were mediated by money.

However, if they did not perform those specific functions, did not present themselves for the allocation of those functions and declared themselves ineligible if they were somehow mistakenly elected to perform those specific functions, they were safe from prosecution and punishment.He is aware of his attractiveness, but self-absorbed in his relationship with those who desire him.He will smile sweetly at the admiring lover; he will show appreciation for the other's friendship, advice, and assistance.In his speech Against Timarchus in 346 BC, the Athenian politician Aeschines argues against further allowing Timarchus, an experienced middle-aged politician, certain political rights as Attic law prohibited anyone who had prostituted himself from exercising those rights Aeschines won his case, and Timarchus was sentenced to atimia (disenfranchisement and civic disempowerment).Aeschines acknowledges his own dalliances with beautiful boys, the erotic poems he dedicated to these youths, and the scrapes he has gotten into as a result of his affairs, but emphasizes that none of these were mediated by money.Socrates remarks in the dialogue Phaedrus that sexual pederasty is driven by the appetital part of the soul, but can be balanced by self-control and reason.