We, seeing what was going on, called
witnesses and put a stop to it, holding the view that it was necessary that the
right of inheritance should first be decided in your court before anyone should
be named as the adopted son of Archiades. He was thwarted then, and convicted in
the presence of many witnesses of fraudulent action, both in the matter of the
list, and in the assembly for the election of the deme's officers, yet
nevertheless he persisted in trying to force his way in, and by his intrigues to
prove himself stronger than your laws. What is the proof of this?