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Polyeuctus was a man of Teithras,1 not unknown, it may well be, to some of you. This Polyeuctus, since he had no male children, adopted Leocrates, the brother of his own wife; but since he had two daughters by the sister of Leocrates, he gave the elder to me in marriage with a portion of forty minae, and the younger to Leocrates.2

1 Teithras was a deme of the tribe Oeneïs.

2 Marriage between uncle and niece was allowed in ancient Athens. A man might even marry his half-sister (See Dem. 57.2).

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