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He assented, gentlemen; so in accordance with our agreement we both applied for an order of the court. The girl claimed by me happened to fall ill, and died; the other is still alive. Now Callias tried to bribe Leagrus into letting him have this second daughter.1 Directly I heard of it, I deposited a fee,2 and began by obtaining leave to proceed against Leagrus, to this effect: “If you will claim the girl for yourself, take her and good luck to you. If not, I will claim her myself.”3

1 Callias was actually claiming the girl on his son's behalf (Andoc. 1.121); as her grandfather, he was forbidden by law to marry her himself.

2 The παράστασις was a fee of one drachmae, paid by anyone disputing the claim of a relative to an ἐπίκληρος.

3 If Leagrus stood aside, Andocides would have a prior claim to Callias' son in the eyes of the law.

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