Letters are mentioned among the writings of Lysias by Dionysios, by the pseudo-Plutarch and
. The last-named speaks of seven; one, ‘a business letter’ (πραγματικήν
), is generally identified with the letter to Polykrates cited by Harpokration. In the other six may probably be included the letter (or address) in the Phaedros;
the Erôtikos quoted by Harpokration; and the letters to Asybaros and Metaneira. A few short sentences are all that remain. But two of these are interesting; each belongs, apparently, to a letter written after some coolness or misunderstanding with a friend; and each of them shows in the writer a characteristically eager warmth towards friends.