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[16] Both wills being thus invalidated and it being admitted that no other will existed, no one had any claim to the estate under testamentary disposition, but it could be claimed on grounds of affinity by the sisters of the deceased Dicaeogenes (II.), among whom were our mothers.1 We therefore resolved to claim the estate on grounds of affinity, and we each claimed our share. When we were on the point of making our affidavit,2 Leochares here put in a protestation that the estate was not adjudicable to us.3

1 The mothers of Cephisodotus, Menexenus II., and Menexenus III.

2 For ἀντωμοσία see note on Isaeus 3.6.

3 Leochares in his protestation put in evidence that Dicaeogenes III. had been adopted under his uncle's will and that therefore an adjudication by the court was unnecessary. The contention of his opponents was that the will was a forgery; they therefore applied to the court to have the intestate estate adjudicated to them as next-of-kin.

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