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Lysias

[lis-ee-uh s] /ˈlɪs i əs/
noun
1.
c450–c380 b.c, Athenian orator.
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  • But the art, as far as there is an art, of rhetoric does not lie in the direction of Lysias or Thrasymachus.

    Phaedrus Plato
  • That the first speech was really written by Lysias is improbable.

    Phaedrus Plato
  • Can I be wrong in supposing that Lysias gave you a feast of discourse?

    Phaedrus Plato
  • And so, Phaedrus, you really imagine that I am going to improve upon the ingenuity of Lysias?

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

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan
  • With this answer Hegesianax and Lysias returned to Antiochus.

  • The first was Lysias, at that time but fifteen years of age.

  • I say, Lysias, you need not tell any one—about my hair, you know.

  • Their faces were dark, but among them all was there no face like that of Lysias, the Greek.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • Then they returned to their camp and Lysias stood before Ulric speaking.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for Lysias

Lysias

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