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Moral values are as strong as ever

I just love hearing about how the moral fabric of our society is decaying and how clean and starched it used to be in the good old days.

What this common moralist gibberish really tells me, is that our knowledge of history has some big holes in it, or that maybe our historic memory is very selective.

Say you asked a hetaera in ancient Greece how the men of the time got their rocks off. Would she say that they got all ecstatic while admiring the intriguing Corinthian columns? What would she say?