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2. Against Tisis.

2. Against Tisis.—Tisis, a young Athenian, had quarrelled with one Archippos at the palaestra; had treacherously invited him to supper afterwards; and then tied him to a pillar and flogged him. Archippos brought an action for assault and battery (αἰκίας δίκη); and the present speech was written for him by Lysias. The extract given by Dionysios1 contains the narrative of the facts, which he compares with the similar narrative in the speech of Demosthenes against Konon (§§ 3—9). The critic remarks that to other excellences Demosthenes joined those which distinguished the narrative style of Lysias—clearness and naturalness.

1 De Demosth. c. 11.

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