Person: Lysis son of Demokrates from Athens? (Attica)

Person ID: 480
Name: Lysis
Father's Name: Demokrates
Place of Origin: Athens? (Attica)
Date Range: -470 to -420
List of Festivals:
Isthmia? in Isthmia (Corinthia)
Nemea? in Nemea (Kleonaia)
Pythia? in Delphi (Phokis)
List of Events:
Pythia? in Delphi (Phokis) on ( -470 to -460 )
Nemea? in Nemea (Kleonaia) on ( -470 to -420 )
Isthmia? in Isthmia (Corinthia) on ( -470 to -460 )
List of Disciplines:
riding: ___
List of References:
Pl. Ly. 205C
List of Prosopographies:
Farrington (2012), no. 1.52
Strasser (2001), no. 303
Kostouros (2008), no. 48
R. Stroud (1984), 355-356
Kyle (1987), 199, A42
Comment: This is a very uncertain entry, coming from Plato's Lysis 205C, which is very vague: it connects victories at Delphi, the Isthmos and Nemea to Demokrates and his father Lysis and other ancestors of the Lysis present in the dialogue. Therefore it is not certain which victory is to be connected to which name, Demokrates son of Lysis as well as that Lysis share a number in Farrington's catalogue, viz. 1.52. It is said the victories were in equestrian events, chariot teams and coursers. Since they cannot be tied to a specific person with certainty, all victories are marked with question marks. I follow Farrington (2012), 117 note 268 for dating and origin. - PK This must be the grandfather of the tituliar character in Plato's Lysis. He has been proposed as the καλός celebrated on several red-figure vases and so was perhaps born in the early to mid 480s BC (Davies 1971, referring to ARV no. 1597-1598) - EK