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One of the ten Attic orators included in the Alexandrian Canon, Lysias was a prominent figure of Athens in the fifth century BC. A loyal supporter of democracy, he took the side of the democrats at Athens against the Thirty Tyrants, supplying shields and money. Following a political speech in accusation of the tyrant Eratosthenes, he became a busy professional speech writer for the law courts of Athens. He was highly regarded by Plato and Plutarch. Lysias’ extant 34 speeches are fluent, simple and graceful in style, yet notable for their vivid descriptions. They reveal Lysias as a passionate partisan, who was also a gentle and humorous man. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents Lysias’ complete works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lysias’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Lysias, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introductions to the orator
* Provides multiple translations of Lysias’ speeches
* Includes W. R. M. Lamb’s translation, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Lysias, with the original footnotes
* Also includes the anonymous 1897 translation, published by Hinds, Noble and Eldredge, New York
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the speeches you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features two bonus biographies, including Plutarch’s ‘Life’— discover Lysias’ ancient world


The Translations
Brief Introduction to Lysias by Richard Claverhouse Jebb
The Speeches
The Orations of Lysias

The Greek Text
Contents of the Greek Text

The Dual Text
Dual Greek and English Text

The Biographies
Life of Lysias by Plutarch
General Introduction to Lysias by W. R. M. Lamb

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