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The purpose of this thesis is to explore the use of sexual insults and slander as a means of character defamation in the speeches of the Attic orators Lysias and Aeschines. I intend to investigate in what ways these authors utilized sexual insults and slander, what sorts of sexual insults were used, how they compare to each other, and what they reveal to us about sexuality, culture, and morality in fifth and fourth century BCE Athens.