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Chronological limit of his known work.

As has already been noticed, the indisputably genuine works of Lysias, so far as they are known, cease about 380 B.C. The latest, the speech for Pherenikos of which a fragment remains, belongs to 381 or 380. Of the two speeches for Iphikrates, also represented by fragments only, one belonged to 371, the other to 3541; but Dionysios pronounced both spurious, partly on the external ground that Lysias could not then have been living; partly— which, for us, is the important point—on the internal evidence of style2. It seems probable that Lysias died in, or soon after, 380 B.C., at the age of about eighty3.

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