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1. The son of Lysanias, grandson of Cephalus, and father of the orator Lysias, was a Syracusan by birth, but went to Athens at the invitation of Pericles, where he lived thirty years, till his death, taking a part in public affairs, enjoying considerable wealth, and having so high a reputation that he never had an action brought against him. He is one of the speakers in Plato's Republic. 1 (Lys. c. Eratosth. p. 120. 26, ed. Steph.; Plat. Repub. p. 328b. &c., comp. Cic. Att. 4.16; Taylor's Life of Lysias, in Reiske's Oratores Graeci.) He died at a very advanced age before B. C. 443, so that he must have settled at Athens before B. C. 473. (Clinton, Fast. Hell. s. ann. 443.) He left three sons -- Polemarchus, Lysias, and Euthydemus.

1 * The Cephalus, who is one of the speakers in the Parmenides of Plato, was a different person, a native of Clazomenae. (Plat. Parm. p. 126.)

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