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Hypoboles graphe
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(ὑποβολῆς γραφή; hypobolês graphé). Civil suit against a person who was passed off as the child of a citizen. Such false children, usually bought as slaves, are frequently mentioned in Attic court speeches and  comedies: childless women attempted to consolidate their position in the household in this manner, but hypoboles graphe is only known from the Lexica Segueriana V [2]. The penalty for being a false child was being sold into slavery.

Bibliography

1 I. Bekker (ed.), Anecdota Graeca I, 1814/1865, 311

2 Lipsius, 417.

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Hypoboles graphe”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e519900>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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