Lisia 2.59 e la cronologia dell’Epitafio

Davide Paolillo


In this article, I examine the exegetical issues of Lys. 2.59, recently analyzed by Bearzot and Todd. I argue that there is no problem in identifying in the Persians the subject of the phraseἐνίκησαν μὲν ναυμαχοῦντες τοὺς Ἕλληνας οἱ πρότερον εἰς τὴν θάλατταν οὐκ ἐμβαίνοντες,and that the expression μετὰ τὴν νίκην τῶν βαρβάρωνundoubtedly alludes, paceBearzot, to the battle of Cnidus. Finally, I propose to reconsider the question concerning the chronology of Lysias’ funeral oration, generally dated to 392/1 BC.


Lysias; Epitaphios; Funeral Oration; Cnidus; King’s Peace

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