oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Rileggendo l'eginetico di isocrate



Taking inspiration from the opinion of HJ Wolff, the article examines the reasons that move the adversary of the speaker to seek the annulment of Trasilochos's will. According to Wolff, the request would be in accordance with a law of Aegina analogous to the law of Solon declaring a will invalid if the testator were declared out of mind, having been accused of writing a will under the influence of a woman. But in the speech only the sister and the mother of Trasilochos are mentioned, and it was certainly not this kind of women that were considered by Solon or the supposed law of Aegina. According to the author of this article the court should rather decide whether the sisters of a brother who had died without descendants should be considered epikleroi or not. In the first case a woman who presents herself as a daughter of Trasilochos will be entitled to obtain at least half of the inheritance of her father, thus removing it from the speaker's wife.


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