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Λαχάρης), a rhetorician of Athens, who flourished in the fifth century of our era, under the emperors Marcianus and Leo. He was a disciple of Heracleon, and in his turn he was the instructor of many eminent men of the time, such as Eustephius, Nicolaus, Asterius, Proclus, and Superianus. (Suid s. vv. Λαχάπης, Σουπηριανός; Marinus, Vit. Procl. 11.) He is spoken of in terms of very high praise both by Suidas and Marinus, as a man of a noble character and an orator of great popularity in his time. Suidas mentions several works of his, but all are lost, and scarcely a single trace of them has come down to us. Their titles are: 1. Περὶ κώλου, καὶ κόμματος, καὶ περιόδου. (Comp. Schol. ad Hermog. in the Rhet. Graec. vol. iii. pp. 719, 721, vol. vii. p. 930.) 2. Διαλέξεις, or Disputations. 3. Ἰστορία κατὰ Κορνοῦτον: whether this was an historical or a rhetorical work is uncertain, no historian of the name of Cornutus being known. 4. Ἐκλογαὶ ῥητορικαὶ κατὰ στοιχεῖον, i. e. select passages from the Greek orators in alphabetical order.


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