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For when he failed to get his own name inscribed, he entered his own son Leochares as an adopted son of Archiades, in defiance of all the laws, before the scrutiny1 of the deme had taken place. But Leochares had not yet been introduced to the clansmen of Archiades; yet when his name had been entered on the list of the deme, only then did Leostratus, by bringing influence to bear upon a certain member of the clan, get the name inscribed upon the clan register.2

1 For this scrutiny see note 3 of Dem. 27.

2 This should have normally have been done shortly after birth, for the enrollment in the clan marked the acceptance of the child as a member of the family, as the enrollment in the deme marked a youth's assumption of the status of citizenship.

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