In his speech in 346 BCE, the Athenian politician 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 and Timarchus was known to have spent his adolescence as the sexual partner of a series of wealthy men in order to obtain money.
Sexual variety, not excluding paiderastia, was characteristic of the ; see , "Sex and Classical Literature," in Classical Bearings: Interpreting Ancient Culture and History University of California Press, 1989, 1998 , p.
The age-range when boys entered into such relationships was consonant with that of Greek girls given in marriage, often to adult husbands many years their senior.
When the film , which depicted Alexander as romantically involved with both men and women, was released in 2004, 25 Greek lawyers threatened to sue the film's makers, but relented after attending an advance screening of the film.
Hammond, A history of Greece to 322 BC, 1989; p.
Michailidou also disclosed that an investigation is already pending against the orphanage for a previous indictment regarding housing more children than what was being reported to the authorities.