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[22] Now in addition to this read the law which appoints that there shall be an adjudication of all heiresses, whether alien or citizen, and that in the case of those who are citizens the archon shall have jurisdiction and shall take charge of the matter, and in the case of those who are resident aliens, the polemarch; and it shall not be lawful for anyone to obtain an inheritance or an heiress without legal adjudication.“Law

The archon shall assign by lot days for the trial of claims to inheritances or heiresses in every month except Scirophorion1; and no one shall obtain an inheritance without adjudication.”

1 The month Scirophorion corresponds to the latter half of June and the prior half of July. “This month may have been excepted, since it was the last month of the Attic year, and in it the magistrates vacated office and passed their audit.” (Sandys)

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