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PHTHORA TON ELEUTHERON (φθορὰ τῶν ἐλευθέρων) is only mentioned in a spurious law in Aesch. c. Tim. § 12, according to which the γυμνασιάρχαι who did not keep those above the age of boys out of the palaestra at the celebration of the Hermaea were liable to this charge; cf. § 10 (Att. Process, ed. Lipsius, p. 411). This very feast was the occasion on which Socrates was introduced to the young Lysis (Plat. Lys. p. 206 D f.).

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