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.