His reasoning in the matter was both
natural and to be expected. He was in a precarious condition and there was not
much hope that he would recover. He did not wish his relatives to get his
property nor himself to die childless, so he adopted this boy and received him
back into his house. That he would never have done this, if he had been in good
health, I will show you by a strong and convincing proof.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by Norman W. DeWitt, Ph.D., and Norman J. DeWitt, Ph.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1949.
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