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HYPO´BOLES GRAPHE (ὑποβολῆς γραφή). Of this action Lexic. Seguer. p. 311 says that it was preferred against persons suspected of having been supposititious children; and that if this fact was established at the trial, they were reduced to slavery. Even supposing with Meier (de Bon. damn. p. 29) that this action was preferred only when the children thus substituted were not of civic extraction, the punishment seems unnaturally severe; hence Thonissen (Droit pénal, p. 343) doubts the correctness of the grammarian's information. Midias was said to be a supposititious child (Dem. c. Mid. p. 563.149); Isaeus (Pyrrh. § § 15, 36) hints that Phile belonged to the same class; cf. Aristoph. Thes. 407, 511, and Dio Chrys. 15.8, p. 237, ὅτι αἱ μὲν ἐλεύθεραι γυναῖκες ὑποβάλλονται πολλάκις δι᾽ ἀπαιδίαν, ὅταν υὴ δύνωνται αὐταὶ κυῆσαι, etc. (Platner, Proc. u. Klagen, ii. p. 72; Att. Process, ed. Lipsius, p. 441 f.)

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