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Isaeus
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(Ἰσαῖος; Isaîos).

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[1] Attic orator, 4th cent. BC

Attic logographer from about the 1st half of the 4th cent. BC, son of Diagoras. Scant information about his life is offered in vitae in the MSS, Ps.-Plutarch (Mor. 839e-f), Harpocration, Suda and Photius (490a), all of which however depend on Dion. Hal. De Isaeo and Caecilius. The precise dates of his life are unknown; among the datable surviving speeches the earliest can be dated to about 389 …

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Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald), “Isaeus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e527500>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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