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Works: 1,245 works in 3,714 publications in 11 languages and 20,852 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Concordances  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Honoree, Editor, Redactor, Composer
Classifications: PA4241, 885.2
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Most widely held works by Lysias
Lysias by Lysias( Book )

613 editions published between 1575 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LYSIAS (c.458- C.380 B.C.), born at Athens, son of wealthy Cephalus of Syracuse settled in Attica, is said to have gone after his father's death to Greek Thurii when it was founded in Italy in 444, and to have begun his studies in the new art of Rhetoric there. After the Athenian disaster in Sicily in 413, Lysias and his brother Polemarchus and others were expelled from Thurii in 413 and became 'metrics' (resident aliens) of a privileged kind in Attica, Polemarchus in Athens, Lysias in Peiraeus where they inherited their father's shileld-factory. Both being loyal supporters of democracy, Polemarchus fell victim to the 'Thirty Tyrants' in 404 but Lysias escaped and helped the democrats at Athens with shields and money. After one political speech in accusation of Ertosthenes (one of the Thirty) in 405, he became at Athens a busy professional speech-writer for the law-courts. At the Olympic festival of 388 he denounced, with riotous results, the costly display of the embassy sent by Dionysius I of Syracuse and the domination of Sicily by Dionysus. The surviving speeches (about thirty complete out of a very much larger number) -- fluent, simple and graceful in style yet vivid in description, and in expression of character, suggest that Lysias, though an over-passionate partisan was a gentle humorous man loyal to the Athenian democracy. We see him in the art of oratory young and fresh
Lysias; selected speeches XII, XVI, XIX, XXII, XXIV, XXV, XXXII, XXXIV by Lysias( Book )

17 editions published between 1905 and 1989 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select orations of Lysias by Lysias( Book )

54 editions published between 1875 and 1901 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the Attic orators: Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Isaeus by R. C Jebb( Book )

27 editions published between 1880 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight orations of Lysias by Lysias( Book )

19 editions published between 1879 and 1990 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten selected orations by Lysias( Book )

15 editions published between 1892 and 1926 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysiae orationes cum fragmentis by Lysias( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The new Oxford text of Lysias is part of a larger project involving the re-editing of a number of Athenian orators of the classical period. This text is the only complete critical edition of the surviving works of the orator in existence. It combines a new edition of the speeches preserved in the medieval manuscript tradition (based on the most up-to-date evaluation of the transmission) with a comprehensive collection of the fragments preserved indirectly through citation in ancient sources and in papyrus discoveries in the twentieth century."--Jacket
Lysiae Orationes XVI by Lysias( Book )

48 editions published between 1882 and 1985 in 5 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quatre discours. Sur le meurtre d'Ératosthène. Epitaphios. Contre Ératosthène. Pour l'invalide by Lysias( Book )

22 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitaphios by Lysias( Book )

22 editions published between 1887 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysias Orationes ad Codicem palatinum nunc denuo collatum recensuit Carolus Scheibe; accedunt orationum deperditarum fragmenta by Lysias( Book )

61 editions published between 1852 and 1900 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discours by Lysias( Book )

30 editions published between 1926 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contre Ératosthène by Lysias( Book )

33 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek orators by Lysias( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysiae et Aeschinis orationes selectae by Lysias( Book )

19 editions published between 1826 and 1888 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected speeches by Lysias( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on Lysias, speeches 1-11 by S. C Todd( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on the first eleven speeches of the Athenian orator Lysias, based on a close reading of the Greek text. The volume includes the text itself (reproduced from Carey's new Oxford Classical Text), extensive introductions to each of the speeches, and a detailed commentary on individual phrases. - ;Lysias was the leading Athenian speech-writer of the generation (403-380 BC) following the Peloponnesian War, and his speeches form a leading source for all aspects of the history of Athenian society during this period. The speeches are widely read today, not least because of their simplicity
Five speeches : speeches 1, 12, 19, 22, 30 by Lysias( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyiae Atheniensis Orationes Graece et Latine ex interpretatione by Lysias( Book )

14 editions published in 1740 in 5 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lysiae orationes cum fragmentis
Alternative Names


Lisia 0440?-0380 av. J.-C.

Lisia 457/8 v.C.-378 v. Chr

Lisia c. 445-c. 380 a.C.

Lisia ca. 445-ca. 380 aC

Lisia giurista e oratore ateniese

Lisia Logografo v450-v380

Lisia Logographo v450-v380

Lisia Oratore v450-v380

Lisia v450-v380


Lisias 0440?-0380 av. J.-C.

Lsias ca. 445-ca. 380 aC

Lisias v450-v380


Lsies ca. 445-ca. 380 aC

Lsies s.V a.c







Lusas 0440?-0380 av. J.-C.

Lusias 457/8 v.C.-378 v. Chr


Lyisia ca. 445-ca. 380 aC


Lysia Siracusano v450-v380

Lysia v450-v380


Lysias 0440?-0380 av. J.-C.

Lysias 457/8 v.C.-378 v. Chr

Lysias Athenian orator

Lysias Atheniensis v450-v380

Lysias Attischer Logograph v450-v380

Lysias c. 445-c. 380 a.C.

Lysias ca 445-380 a.C.

Lysias ca. 445-ca. 380 aC

Lysias ca 446-ca 380 př. Kr

Lysias d'Athnes v450-v380

Lysias griechischer Logograph

Lysias Metke v450-v380

Lysias orateur athnien

Lysias Orator

Lysias Orator v450-v380

Lysias Rhetor v450-v380

Lysias Sohn des Kephalos v450-v380

Lysias von Athen v450-v380

Lysias von Syracus v450-v380


Lysis v450-v380

Pseudo-Lysias v450-v380


Λυσίας 0440?-0380 av. J.-C.

Λυσίας Αθηναίος ρήτορας της αρχαιότητας







Lysias; selected speeches XII, XVI, XIX, XXII, XXIV, XXV, XXXII, XXXIVLysiae orationes cum fragmentisGreek oratorsSelected speechesA commentary on Lysias, speeches 1-11Five speeches : speeches 1, 12, 19, 22, 30Lysias