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[5] To Therippides he gave the interest on seventy minae of my property, to be enjoyed by him until I should come of age,1 in order that avarice might not tempt him to mismanage my affairs. To Demophon he gave my sister with a dowry of two talents, to be paid at once, and to the defendant himself he gave our mother with a dowry of eighty minae, and the right to use my house and furniture. His thought was that, if he should unite these men to me by still closer ties, they would look after my interests the better because of this added bond of kinship.

1 At Athens a youth, on reaching the age of eighteen, was, after an official examination (δοκιμασία), duly entered on the list of the members of his tribe, and assumed the status and the duties of a citizen.

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