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Letters.

Letters are mentioned among the writings of Lysias by Dionysios, by the pseudo-Plutarch and by Suidas1. 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.

1 Dionys. De Lys. c. 3, cf. c. 1. [Plut.] Vit. Lys.: Suidas s. v. Αυσίας.

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