Fun fact: According to Greek legend there
was a famous prostitute who managed to
avoid a death sentence by showing the judges
her boobs and arguing that it would be a
crime against the Gods to destroy something
Before you ask, yes there are paintings of this.
And yes, they' re amazing.
The gay one
No, but this is one of my absolute favorite bits
The courtesan named was named Shryne and
she was indeed a renowned beauty, and was
indeed was put on trial for a capital crime.
And yes, the sum of her defense consisted
of her stripping in court (helped by her lover/
defendant) and asking the jury (all males) if
they were prepared to destroy this.
But this is actually a very interesting case of
Values Dissonance - the capital crime she
was accused of was blasphemy. In Ancient
Greek society, exceptional beauty was a sign
of favor from the gods, and they took the idea
that beauty indicated goodness with great
seriousness. They even called their nobles
Kalli k' Agathor, "the Beautiful and the Good."
So by showing off her great physical beauty,
Shryne was being very clever indeed, her
argument essentially being "How could!
possibly commit blasphemy if the gods have
given me this body?"
God, I adore history.
If these tits are legit, you must acquit."