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PREFACE
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.1
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.2
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.3
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.4
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.4
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.6
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.7
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.8
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.9
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.10
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.11
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.4
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.1
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.2
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.3
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.1
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.2
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.3
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.5
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.6
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.1
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.2
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.3
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.4
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.5
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.6
PROSTITUTION-7.1
PROSTITUTION-7.2
PROSTITUTION-7.3
PROSTITUTION-7.4
PROSTITUTION-7.5
PROSTITUTION-7.6
PROSTITUTION-7.7
PROSTITUTION-7.8
PROSTITUTION-7.9
PROSTITUTION-7.10
PROSTITUTION-7.11
PROSTITUTION-7.12
PROSTITUTION-7.13
PROSTITUTION-7.14
PROSTITUTION-7.15
FOOTNOTES-1
FOOTNOTES-2

They dress with exceptional taste; they move with exceeding 

grace; they are delicate in appearance, very frail and very 

human, very tender, sympathetic, and imaginative." But though 

they are certainly the prettiest women in Korea, move in the 

highest society, and might become concubines of the Emperor, they 

are not allowed to marry men of good class (Angus Hamilton, 

_Korea_, p. 52). 

 

The history of European prostitution, as of so many other modern 

institutions, may properly be said to begin in Rome. Here at the outset we 

already find that inconsistently mixed attitude towards prostitution which 

to-day is still preserved. In Greece it was in many respects different. 

Greece was nearer to the days of religious prostitution, and the sincerity 

and refinement of Greek civilization made it possible for the better kind 

of prostitute to exert, and often be worthy to exert, an influence in all 

departments of life which she has never been able to exercise since, 

except perhaps occasionally, in a much slighter degree, in France. The 

course, vigorous, practical Roman was quite ready to tolerate the 

prostitute, but he was not prepared to carry that toleration to its 

logical results; he never felt bound to harmonize inconsistent facts of 

life. Cicero, a moralist of no mean order, without expressing approval of 

prostitution, yet could not understand how anyone should wish to prohibit 

youths from commerce with prostitutes, such severity being out of harmony 

with all the customs of the past or the present.[142] But the superior 

class of Roman prostitutes, the _bonae mulieres_, had no such dignified 

position as the Greek _hetairae_. Their influence was indeed immense, but 

it was confined, as it is in the case of their European successors to-day, 

to fashions, customs, and arts. There was always a certain moral rigidity 

in the Roman which prevented him from yielding far in this direction. He 

encouraged brothels, but he only entered them with covered head and face 

concealed in his cloak. In the same way, while he tolerated the 

prostitute, beyond a certain point he sharply curtailed her privileges. 

Not only was she deprived of all influence in the higher concerns of life, 

but she might not even wear the _vitta_ or the _stola_; she could indeed 

go almost naked if she pleased, but she must not ape the emblems of the 

respectable Roman matron.[143] 

 

 

 


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