). A suit brought at Athens by a son or
relation acting for a son against a person who had become mentally incapable of managing his
own affairs. It therefore resembled our writ de lunatico inquirendo.
the suit was successful, the person against whom it was brought was inhibited from the further
care of his property. Such a suit is said to have been instituted against the dramatic poet
Sophocles; but see Sophocles