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Beautiful, Boobies, and Crime: nationalshitpostingagency tumbl Follow willoftzeentch-deactivated20160 factfiend 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 so beautiful Before you ask, yes there are paintings of this. And yes, they're amazing Read more karlosmadera I love history fyeahteamgents Role models tho we-all-eat-death donzs The gay one suzie-guru No, but this is one of my absolute favorite bits of history! The courtesan named was named Phryne 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 Kaloi k'Agathoi, "the Beautiful and the Good So by showing off her great physical beauty, Phryne was being very clever indeed, her argument essentially being "How could I possibly commit blasphemy if the gods have given me this body?" God, I adore history nationalshitpostingagency "If these tits are legit, you must acquit." Source:factfiend 705,645 notes I plead not guilty by reason of boobies, your honor.
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