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[10] For a minor is not allowed to make a will; for the law expressly forbids any child—or woman—to contract for the disposal of more than a bushel of barley. Now evidence has been given you that Aristarchus (I.) predeceased his son Demochares and that the latter died after his father; and so, even supposing they had made wills, Aristarchus (II.) could never have inherited this property under their wills.1 Now read the laws which show that neither of them had the right to make a will.“Laws

1 Which would be invalid because Aristarchus (I.) could not make a will in favor of anyone except Demochares, and predeceased Demochares, who, having died under age, was incapable of making a will.

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