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Ly'sias

*Lusi/as).

1. An Athenian, who, according to Diodorus (13.74), was one of the ten generals appointed to succeed Alcibiades in the command of the fleet, B. C. 406. His name indeed does not occur in the list of them as given by Xenophon (Xenoph. Hell. 1.5.16), but that author agrees with Diodorus in mentioning him shortly after as one of those who actually held the command at the battle of Arginusae, on which occasion his trireme was sunk, and he himself made his escape with difficulty. It was only to encounter a worse fate, for on his return to Athens with five of his colleagues, they were all six immediately brought to trial, condemned, and executed, on the charge of having neglected to carry off the bodies of the citizens who had fallen in the action. (Xen. Hell. 1.6.30, 7; Diod. 13.99, 101; Philochorus, apud Schol. ad Aristoph. Ran. 1196.)

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