Talk:Lysias

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Why are there so many random-letter strings littering this article? Can someone replace them with the correct Greek or whatever should be there?

e.g. "iirirthr". These are apparently mistransliterations of Greek. The original article would be needed. --Erauch 23:50, 20 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I think they're not transliterations, but rather something meant to be displayed in an old, badly coded Greek font, a relic from before Unicode. It is certainly difficult to figure out the coding without having the font. Is there anyone who has experience with these old fonts? (I have used one, but not this one, I think; I'll check anyway). – Krun 23:37, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

---I don't agree with a lot of the "dates" by Lysias' speeches, most shouldn't be there at all or at least should have a more vague set of dates. Can someone do this because I'm waaay too busy... Sorry... -ALEXXXTH 11:27:31GMT 3rd May 2007

This article makes a major factual error in claiming that Lysias was in any way involved in the events detailed in "Against Simon". As the article correctly states, Lysias was a logographer, a writer of speeches for others, and further, Lysias couldn't be the speaker, because he was not an Athenian citizen (the speaker states that he was involved in an antidosis, a process only a citizen could have had a part in). This must be remedied. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.211.120.160 (talk) 03:23, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

A lot of the stuff about the speeches looks like its from Jebb, which is 135 years old. Not that being old, in this context, is necessarily a problem, but more recent scholarship has probably corrected some of these problems. The stuff in the table like "forensic, in public causes," is verbatim from Jebb. 65.25.46.236 (talk) 23:33, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

I've put all the speech information from the "Works" section into a table. I believe it's much more readable, but I've done nothing to check the veracity of the information. Please correct date and other kinds of errors as you see them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jlg4104 (talkcontribs) 17:33, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

I should add that it really needs a better "notes" system than the cumbersome "A" and "B" thing I've got. Jlg4104 (talk) 21:20, 21 December 2008 (UTC)