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[4] But she accepted it, and swore that not only the defendant, but his brother too, her other son, was my father's child. When she had done this it was necessary to enter them among the clansmen,1 and there was no excuse left. My father did enter them; he adopted them as his children and (to cut short the intervening matters) he enrolled the defendant at the Apaturia2 as Boeotus on the list of the clansmen, and the other as Pamphilus. But I had already been enrolled as Mantitheus.

1 Admission to the clan was necessary, if full family rights were to be secured.

2 The Apaturia was a family festival occurring in the month Pyanepsion (October-November), and was the time when children were regularly registered in the list of clan-members.

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