[68] β€œAll those who had not been adopted,” says the lawgiver,1β€œ at the time when Solon entered upon office, may bequeath their property by will, as they see fit,” thus indicating that those who were adopted might not so dispose of theirs, but that they might return to their families in their lifetime, leaving a lawfully born son in their place; otherwise, in case of death, they must give back the property to those who from the first were relatives of the adoptive father.

1 This law is cited more fully in Dem. 46.14

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