proof of marriage

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  • Proof of Marriage
    • written by Isaeus
    • The son of Ciron's daughter Is proving evidence for his mother so she can inherit fro her father
    • evidence to prove that she is an Athenian citizen
      • legitimate marriage
        • held a wedding feast
        • gave a marriage banquet to the phratry according to their customs
          • followed the correct rituals
          • legitimate  marriage as the wife was announced to the phratry
          • if she wasn't an Athenian woman then he would of concealed the whole affair
      • she was then offered a position of authority at the thesmophoria
        • this is an important job for an Athenian woman
        • because she was thought respectable she was put in charge of sacred objects
      • legitimate children
        • when the children were born they were introduce to the phratry
          • they wouldn't accept the children If they weren't pure Athenians
            • phratry investigate all children properly
        • father took an oath that his children were born Athenian citizens from his lawfully wedded wife
          • none of the phratry doubted this was true
            • they wouldn't accept the children If they weren't pure Athenians
              • phratry investigate all children properly
      • it is evident as it is well known by lots of people that she is a legitimate Athenian, daughter of Ciron
    • the opposing side will be Cirons other closest relative
    • Cirons Daughter
      • she is respectable as she isn't given  name
      • her husband has died or divorced
        • we know this because she is under the guardianship  of nearest male relative which is her son (who has come of age)
  • none of the phratry doubted this was true

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