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Lysias

[lis-ee-uh s] /ˈlɪs i əs/
noun
1.
c450–c380 b.c, Athenian orator.
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  • You, Lysias, must be experienced in such matters, for Publius tells me that you were the leader in all the games of Corinth.

    The Sisters, Complete Georg Ebers
  • That the first speech was really written by Lysias is improbable.

    Phaedrus Plato
  • Lysias obeyed, but with a faintness coming coldly upon him, but as he went there was a sad thought weighing upon his heart.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • And so, Phaedrus, you really imagine that I am going to improve upon the ingenuity of Lysias?

    Phaedrus Plato
  • "There are men with thee and in the gate, O captain," said Lysias, reverently.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • But the art, as far as there is an art, of rhetoric does not lie in the direction of Lysias or Thrasymachus.

    Phaedrus Plato
  • But we must remember that Lysias and the rhetorical teachers repudiated such a point of view.

  • I am now deep in Isocrates and from him I shall pass to Lysias.

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan
  • Not far had Lysias gone along the corridor when a hand withheld him and there was a whisper.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • The first was Lysias, at that time but fifteen years of age.

British Dictionary definitions for Lysias

Lysias

/ˈlɪsɪˌæs/
noun
1.
?450–?380 bc, Athenian orator
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