Chapter XXVIII.—Condemnation of the Greek Legislation.
On this account I reject your legislation also; for
there ought to be one common polity for all; but now there are as many
different codes as there are states, so that things held disgraceful
in some are honourable in others. The Greeks consider intercourse with
a mother as unlawful, but this practice is esteemed most becoming by
the Persian Magi; pæderasty is condemned by the Barbarians, but by
the Romans, who endeavour to collect herds of boys like grazing horses,
it is honoured with certain privileges.