[lis-ee-uh s]


c450–c380 b.c., Athenian orator. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lysias

Historical Examples of lysias

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

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

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for lysias



?450–?380 bc, Athenian orator
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