WorldCat Identities


Works: 529 works in 2,003 publications in 9 languages and 11,393 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator
Classifications: PA4241, 885.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lysias
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 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1876 and 1973 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected speeches by Lysias( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Admitted by many in the ancient world as the greatest of the classical Athenian orators, Demosthenes was intimately involved in the political events of his day. As well as showing a master orator at work, his speeches are a prime source for the hsitory of the period, when Athens was engaged in a doomed struggle against the rising power of Macedon under the brlliant father and son, Philip and Alexander. Demosthenes wrote for the courts, not only for political trials in which he was involved, but also for other cases in which he acted as a ghost-writer for plaintiff or defendant, and his law-court speeches give ... glimpses of the daily life of ancient Athens. He also played a central role in education in Greece and Rome from the Hellenistic period onward, and was imitated by the greatest of Roman orators, Cicero."--Back cover
Select orations of Lysias by Lysias( Book )

51 editions published between 1875 and 1899 in 4 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysias by Lysias( Book )

38 editions published between 1838 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 268 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
Orationes XVI by Lysias( Book )

59 editions published between 1882 and 1967 in 5 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysiae orationes cum fragmentis by Lysias( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 196 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
Eight orations of Lysias by Lysias( Book )

4 editions published between 1895 and 1902 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten selected orations by Lysias( Book )

6 editions published between 1896 and 1926 in English and Latin and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitaphios by Lysias( Book )

22 editions published between 1887 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysiae Orationes : recognovit brevique adnotatione critica instruxit Carolus Hude by Lysias( Book )

91 editions published between 1854 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten selected orations of Lysias by Lysias( Book )

10 editions published between 1892 and 1896 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1967 in Greek, Ancient and French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discours by Lysias( Book )

11 editions published between 1924 and 2003 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysiae Orationes et fragmenta by Lysias( Book )

37 editions published between 1739 and 1891 in 5 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The orations of Lysias and Isocrates. translated from the Greek by Lysias( Book )

14 editions published between 1778 and 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orationes selectae by Lysias( Book )

25 editions published between 1845 and 1959 in 4 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiphon & Lysias by Antiphon( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five speeches : speeches 1, 12, 19, 22, 30 by Lysias( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reden : griechisch und deutsch by Thomas Baier( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysias, der von der Mitte des 5. Jh. bis zu seinem Tod nach 380 v. Chr. in Athen lebte, verdiente sein Geld als Redenschreiber. Für Menschen ganz unterschiedlicher Herkunft verfasste er Plädoyers, die diese in Gerichtsprozessen vorzutragen hatten. Der Leser lernt eine Vielzahl sozialer Typen kennen: einen des Mordes angeklagten gehörnten Ehemann, einen Behinderten, der um seine ""Sozialhilfe"" kämpft, betrügerische Kornhändler oder ehemalige Angehörige der ""Dreißig Tyrannen"". So bilden diese lebendigen Texte eine farbige Quelle zur Alltagsgeschichte Athens in klassischer Zeit. Sie liegen hier
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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

Lisia v450-v380 Logografo

Lisia v450-v380 Logographo

Lisia v450-v380 Oratore


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

Lísias ca. 445-ca. 380 aC

Lisias v450-v380


Lísies s.V a.c







Lusías 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

Lysia v450-v380 Siracusano


Lysias Athenian orator

Lysias Atheniensis v450-v380

Lysias Attischer Logograph v450-v380

Lysias B.C. 445?-B.C. 380

Lysias ca. 445-ca. 380 aC

Lysias d'Athènes v450-v380

Lysias griechischer Logograph

Lysias Metöke v450-v380

Lysias orateur athénien

Lysias orator uit Oude Athene (445v Chr-380v Chr)

Lysias Orator v450-v380

Lysias Rhetor v450-v380

Lysias Sohn des Kephalos v450-v380

Lysias the Orator ок.459-ок.380 до н.э.

Lysias v450-v380 Atheniensis

Lysias v450-v380 Attischer Logograph

Lysias v450-v380 d'Athènes

Lysias v450-v380 Metöke

Lysias v450-v380 Orator

Lysias v450-v380 Rhetor

Lysias v450-v380 Sohn des Kephalos

Lysias v450-v380 von Athen

Lysias v450-v380 von Syracus

Lysias von Athen v450-v380

Lysias von Syracus v450-v380


Lysis v450-v380

Pseduo-Lysias v450-v380

Pseudo-Lysias v450-v380


Λυσίας 0440?-0380 av. J.-C.

Λυσίας Αθηναίος ρήτορας της αρχαιότητας


Лизий B.C. 445?-B.C. 380


Лисий ок.459-ок.380 до н.э.



מרידור, רעננה


뤼시아스 B.C. 445?-B.C. 380

리시아스 B.C. 445?-B.C. 380



Selected speechesLysiasLysiae orationes cum fragmentisAntiphon & LysiasFive speeches : speeches 1, 12, 19, 22, 30Phaedrus ; and, the seventh and eighth lettersAntiphon & Lysias