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Headword: *lusi/as
Adler number: lambda,858
Translated headword: Lysias
Vetting Status: high
[Lysias,] son of Kephalos; a Syracusan, an orator, pupil of T[e]isias and of Nikias,[1] one of the 10 orators [sc. selected as the best] with Demosthenes.[2] He was born in Athens, after Kephalos had migrated there [sc. from Sicily]. At the age of 15 he moved to Thourioi with two [of his] brothers, intending to participate in the colony;[3] but after he had been expelled from there for pro-Athenian views he returned to Athens, aged 47.[4] His authentic speeches are said to be more than 300, besides which others are of disputed authorship.[5] In the purity of his language he had no peer except Isocrates.[6] He also wrote rhetorical handbooks and public addresses, together with encomia and funeral speeches and 7 letters, one of them on a matter of business, the rest love-letters -- five of them to young men.
Greek Original:
*lusi/as, *kefa/lou, *surakou/sios, r(h/twr, maqhth\s *tisi/ou kai\ *niki/ou, ei(=s tw=n meta\ *dhmosqe/nous i# r(hto/rwn. e)te/xqh d' e)n *)aqh/nais, metoikh/santos tou= *kefa/lou e)kei=se. gegonw\s de\ e)tw=n ie# ei)s *qouri/ous w)/|xeto su\n a)delfoi=s du/o, koinwnh/swn th=s a)poiki/as. ei)=ta e)kpesw\n e)kei=qen e)p' *)attikismw=| e)panh=lqen ei)s *)aqh/nas, a)/gwn e)/tos mz#. lo/goi de\ au)tou= le/gontai ei)=nai gnh/sioi u(pe\r tou\s t#: kai\ e(/teroi pro\s tou/tois a)mfidocou/menoi. tw=| de\ kaqarw=| th=s fra/sews ou)de/na e)/sxe mimhth\n plh\n *)isokra/tous. e)/graye de\ kai\ te/xnas r(htorika\s kai\ dhmhgori/as, e)gkw/mia/ te kai\ e)pitafi/ous kai\ e)pistola\s z#, mi/an me\n pragmatikh\n, ta\s de\ loipa\s e)rwtika/s: w(=n ai( pe/nte pro\s meira/kia.
C5/4 BCE. (Probably died c.380, but the birth-date of 459/8 as given here and elsewhere is problematic and should probably be brought down to 445-436: see J.K. Davies, Athenian Propertied Families 600-300 BC (Oxford 1971) 587-9). See generally OCD(4) s.v.
[1] Only the first of these names is known (iota 652, etc.); the second may well be textually corrupt.
[2] For the hellenistic "Canon" of the best Ten Attic Orators see OCD(4) s.v. Attic Orators.
[3] See generally theta 418. The phrase "with two brothers" garbles its source ([Plutarch], Lives of the Ten Orators 835D): L. had three brothers in all, one of whom accompanied him.
[4] A number calculated from the the 459/8 birth-date, on which see above; it nevertheless allows us to place this episode in c.412.
[5] The figures in [Plutarch], Lives of the Ten Orators 836A, are 425 in all, 233 reckoned genuine.
[6] See generally iota 652.
Keywords: biography; chronology; gender and sexuality; geography; history; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 September 2001@10:16:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 25 November 2003@00:27:58.
David Whitehead (completed n.2; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 25 November 2003@02:58:56.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 6 April 2009@06:19:31.
David Whitehead on 24 April 2013@06:05:23.
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