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
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.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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