(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 . The penalty for being a false child was being sold into slavery.
1 I. Bekker (ed.), Anecdota Graeca I, 1814/1865, 311
2 Lipsius, 417.