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[33] There is little likelihood, however, gentlemen, of your paying any attention to his claim of kinship; for no one, after passing by adoption into another family, has ever inherited from the family out of which he was adopted, unless he re-entered it in the proper legal manner.1 ... These men,2 however, well knowing that Astyphilus never adopted Cleon's son, though he has often presented himself, have never given him any share in the victims. Please take this deposition also.“Deposition

1 There is obviously a lacuna in the text at this point, which must have contained a reference to the devices whereby Cleon attempted to obtain the recognition of his son by the member of Astyphilus's ward.

2 i.e., the fellow-wardsmen of Astyphilus.

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