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Greek Adoptive Formulae

  • Martin S. Smith (a1)

The most recent work dealing expressly with adoption in Greece is Wentzel's article in Hermes lxv (1930), 167–76, ‘Studien über die Adoption in Griechen-land’. Her article ranges widely over the whole subject and includes a list of all the inscriptions known to her which refer to adoptions, as well as a list of the adoptive formulae found in these inscriptions. In the present article I shall deal more fully with these formulae.

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page 303 note 1 With this formula, as with A (iii), (iv), (viii), B (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (xi), and C (ii), the adoptive father's name precedes the natural father's: e.g. In the case of for mulae A (ii), (v), (vi), (vii), (ix), B (i), (ii), (vii), (viii), (x), G (i), (iii), (iv), (v), and (vii), the natural father's name precedes the adoptive father's: e.g.

page 310 note 1 I should like to express my gratitude to Professor K.J. Dover and Professor G. W.Williams for their advice and help in the preparation of this article.

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