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Here we skirt again the issue of sacred prostitution. She mentions monuments like the bronze lioness dedicated to Leaina at the [End Page ] entrance of the Acropolis next to a statue of Aphrodite 64 ; Leaina was the mistress of Aristogeiton and was tortured and killed by Hippias after the assassination of Hipparchus in BCE. Keesling also discusses a plaque set up in a temple of Aphrodite at Corinth that carried the names of hetairai who prayed to the goddess on the eve of the Persian invasion in BCE; it may have been a bronze statue group or a group painting.
More likely the plaque was in a temple to Aphrodite down in the city. Budin then discusses the many terms in the ancient texts that scholars have interpreted as referring to prostitutes but concludes that not one Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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