|Gortyn, Inscription with laws|
… An adopted son will receive a proportional share. He will not be obliged to pay his adoptive father's debts and accept the property left by his adoptive father. The adopted son will not have more rights. And if the adopted person dies without leaving legal children, his property will pass to the adoptive father's closest relatives. If the adoptive father wants to, he can revoke the adoption on the agora from the stage in the presence of the city council. Then he will deposit ten staters in court.
ca. 500 BCE–ca. 450 BCE
IC IV 72 (Greek)
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