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§§ 26, 27. The only conceivable reason for my father adopting me and disowning my half-brothers was, that my mother was the lawfully affianced and dowered wife, while Plangon was without fortune, and but a mistress. For it is not denied that his affection was rather bestowed on their mother; so that he would have preferred, as a matter of choice, to adopt her sons rather than myself, who was but an infant when my mother died.

ἐγγυητὴ ‘Affianced,’ sc. ἐκδόντων αὐτὴν τῶν ἀδελφῶν, § 7. [The word occurs in 57 §§ 54, 59, 60, 92, 106. Cf. Isaeus 3 § 70 ἐνεγύα καὶ ἐξεδίδου τὴν γυναῖκα, 6 § 14 συνοικεῖν ἐγγυηθεῖσαν κατὰ νόμον ἐπιδικασθεῖσαν, [Dem.] Or. 46 § 18. Hermann, Privatalt. p. 262 Blumner. S.]

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