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tect, born in Paris in 1761. He accompanied the expe-
dition to Egypt in 1798, and was directed by Bonaparte
to draw up a plan for the restoration of the canal across
the Isthmus of Suez. Died in 1844.

Lepicie, li'pe'se-4',(BERNARD,) a skilful French en-
graver and painter,*~was born in Paris in 1698. He went
to England, and engraved Raphael's Cartoons at Hamp-
ton Court. He afterwards worked in Paris, and became
secretary of the Academy in 1740. His manner is broad
and mellow, and his design correct. Died in 1755.

Lepicie, (NICOLAS BERNARD,) a French historical
painter, son of the preceding, was born in Paris in
1735. He was a pupil of C. Vanloo, became professor
in the Royal Academy, and received the title of painter
to the king. His works are marred by the faults which
prevailed in the French school at that time. Died
:n 1784.

Lepl-da Do-mi'H-a, (do-mish'e-a,) a Roman lady
of great personal beauty but infamous character. She
was the daughter of Drusus. and aunt of the emperor
Nero.

Lepl-dus, the name of a celebrated Roman family
of the patrician gens /Emilia. MARCUS /EMILIUS LEPI-
DUS was elected consul in 187 B.C., pontifex maximus
n 180, and censor in 179. He was six times chosen by
the censors princeps Senatus. Died about 152 B.C. The
triumvir of the same name was his lineal descendant.

Lepidus, (MARCUS /EMILIUS,) a Roman orator, a
grandson of the preceding, was consul in 137 B.C. In
:he next year he commanded in several battles in Spain,
and was defeated. Cicero represents him as the greatest
orator of his age.

Lepidus, (MARCUS /'EMILIUS,) the father of the tri-
umvir, was prastor in Sicily in 81 B.C. In 79 he was
chosen consul by the partisans of Marius, and attempted
to nullify or repeal the measures of Sulla, who had just
died. A violent contest ensued between the factions. In
77 Lepidus was declared by the senate a public enemy,
and was defeated in battle by Pompey near Rome. He
died about 76 B.C.

Lepidus, (MARCUS /EMILIUS,) THE TRIUMVIR, was
praetor when the civil war broke out between Pompey
and Csesar, in 49 B.C. He joined the party of Caesar,
who, at his departure for Spain, left Lepidus in charge



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of the capital. In 48 he obtained the province of Nearer
Spain, with the title of proconsul, and in 46 became the
colleague of Cassar in the consulship. He was master
of the horse when Caesar was killed, in 44 B.C. When
the senate and Antony came to an open rupture, Lepidus
joined the latter with an army, and in October, 43, he
united with Antony and Octavian to form the famous
triumvirate. He put his own brother on the list of the
proscribed who were sacrificed by this coalition. In
the division of provinces, Spain and Narbonese Gaul
were allotted to Lepidus, who remained in Italy, while
the other two led their army against Brutus. After their
victory at Philippi, Octavius and Antony ceased to treat
him as their equal, and deprived him of his provinces
in 42, but gave him a command in Africa. When the
triumvirate was renewed, however, (37 B.C.,) he was
nominally included in it In 36 he failed in an attempt
to recover power, and, being deserted by his troops, sur-
rendered to Octavius, who spared his life but banished
him from Rome. He died in 13 B.C.

See DION CASSIUS, "History of Rome:" APPIAK, " Beltum
Civile;" MERIVAUS, "The Romans under the Emperors."

Lepidus, (MARCUS ^EMILIUS,) a son of the preceding,
formed a conspiracy, in 30 B.C., to kill Augustus on his
return to Rome after the battle of Actium. Maecenas
detected the plot, and sent Lepidus to Augustus, who
put him to death.

Lepidus, (PAULUS ^MILIUS,) a brother of the tri-
umvir, became aedile about 55 B.C., praetor in 53, and
consul in 50. After the death of Caesar, 44 B.C., he acted
with the aristocratic party in opposition to the triumvirs.
Died about 40 B.C.

Leplat, leh-plS', (JossE,) a Belgian jurist and canonist,
born at Malines in 1732 ; died in 1810.
Lepois. See Pois, LE.

Le Poittevin, leh pwat'vaN', a successful French
painter of landscapes, genre, and marine pieces, was
born in Paris in 1806. His proper name is EDMONDE
MODESTE EUGENE POIDEVIN. He gained a medal of
the first class in 1836. Died August 6, 1870.

Le Frevost d'Iray, leh pRa'vo' de'r^', (CHRETIEN
SIMEON,) a French poet and antiquary, born in Nor-
mandy in 1768. Among his works is a "History of
Egypt under the Romans," (1816.) Died in 1849.

Leprince or Le Prince, leh pRaNss, JEAN,) a French
painter, born at Metz in 1733. He worked several years
in Saint Petersburg, where he adorned the imperial
palace. He returned to France many years before his
death, which occurred in 1781.

Le Prince de Beaumont, leh priNss d?h bo"m6N',
(MARIE,) a sister of the preceding, was born at Rouen
in 1711. She was divorced from M. Beaumont in 1745,
and removed to London, where she was employed as
governess or teacher for many years. She published
many useful and successful juvenile books, moral tales,
etc. Her " Magazine for Children" (" Magasin des En-
fants," 1757) was often reprinted and translated. She
was author of a popular " Magazine for Young Ladies,"
"The Modern Mentor," (1772,) "Complete Education,"
etc. About 1764 she went to reside at Annecy, in Savoy.
Died in 1780.

Lepsius, ISp'se-us, (KARL PETER,) a German anti-
quary, born at Naumburg, on the Saale, in 1775, was the
father of Karl Richard, noticed below. He studied law,
and obtained several civil offices under the Saxon and
Prussian governments. He published a "Treatise on
the Mediaeval Architectural Monuments of Saxony and
Thuringia," and a few other works. Died in 1853.

Lepsius, (KARL RICHARD,) a German philologist and
antiquary, highly distinguished for his Egyptian re-
searches, was a son of the preceding. He was born
at Naumburg, in Prussian Saxony, December 20, 1813,
and received his first instruction from his father. He
pursued his studies in the Universities of Leipsic and
Gbttingen, giving special attention to languages and phi-
lology. In 1834 he published " Palaeography as an Aid
to Philology," which obtained a prize from the French
Institute, and was followed by an " Essay on the Affinity
of the Semitic, Indian, Ancient Persian, Egyptian, and
Ethiopian Languages," (1835.) In 1836 he visited Rome,
where he formed an intimate friendship with Bunsen,



and wrote a " Letter to Rosellini on the Hieroglyphic
Alphabet," (1837,) which attracted great attention. He
visited England in 1838, and afterwards became a resi-
dent of Berlin. He produced a treatise on the " Etrurian
and Oscan Dialects," (1841,) and " Obituary of the Egyp-
tians," (" Das Todtenbuch der Aegypter," 1842.) Lep-
sius having projected a great historical and antiquarian
work on Egypt, the King of Prussia was induced by
Bunsen and Humboldt to send to Egypt an expedition
under his direction. Assisted by artists of various
sorts, he investigated the antiquities of that country from
[842 until 1846. On his return he was chosen a pro-
essor in the University of Berlin, and in 1849 produced
:he first volume of his "Chronology of the Egyptians."
He published the interesting and important results of
lis late expedition in a splendid work entitled "The
Monuments of Egypt and Ethiopia," (" Denkmaler aus
Aegypten und Aethiopien," 1849-59.) Among his prin-
cipal works are " Letters on Egypt, Ethiopia, and the
Peninsula of Sinai," (1852.) " Universal Linguistical
Alphabet," (1855,) "The Assyrian Eponymes," (1869,)
and " The Babylonian Tables of Senkereh," (1877.) Died
'in London, July 12, 1884.

Lep'U-neB, [Gr. ACTTJJTK-; Fr. LEPTINE, ISp'ten',] a
Syracusan commander, was a brother of Dionysius the
Elder. He contributed greatly to the defeat of the
Carthaginians at Syracuse about 396 B.C. He was killed
at the battle of Cronium, in 383 B.C.

Le Queux, (WILLIAM,) an English novelist, bom
at London in 1864. He studied art, was a journalist
until 1895, after which he wrote many novels of ad-
venture, etc.

Lequien, leh-ke-iN', (MICHEL,) a learned French
monk, born at Boulogne-sur-Mer in 1661. Among his
works are a "Defence of the Hebrew Text, and of the
Vulgate," (1690,) and^"Oriens Christianus," (3 vols.,
1740,) an account of the churches, patriarchs, etc. of
the East, which is commended. Died in 1733.

Lequien de la Neuville, leh-ke-iN' deh la nuh'vel',
(JACQUES,) a French historian, born in Paris in 1647. He
accompanied the French ambassador to Lisbon in 1713,
and there composed his principal work, a " History of
Portugal," (2 vols., 1700-20.) Died in 1728.

Leray, leh-Rj', (FRANCIS XAVIER,) D.D., an arch-
bishop, born at Chateaugiron, France, April 20, 1825.
He removed when eighteen to the United States, was
educated at Rennes and at Baltimore, in 1852 was or-
dained a Catholic priest, served chiefly in Mississippi, and
held professorships in the colleges at Vincennes, Spring
Hill, and Baltimore. In 1877 ne was consecrated Bishop
of Natchitoches, was appointed coadjutor of New Or-
leans in 1879, and in 1883 succeeded Dr. Perch^ as
archbishop of that see.

Leray, leh-rj', (THftoDORE CONSTANT,) a French
admiral, born at Brest in 1795 ; died in 1849.

Lerche, leVKeh, (JoHANN JAKOB,) a German natu-
ralist, born at Potsdam in 1703; died at Saint Peters-
burg in 1780.

Lerchenfeld, leVKen-felt', (MAXIMILIAN,) BARON
OF, a German statesman of liberal opinions, born at
Munich in 1779 ; died in 1843.

Lerdo de Tejada, leR'do da, ta-Ha'Di, (SEBASTIAN,)
a Mexican president, born at Jalapa, April 25, 1825. He
studied at Puebla, and at the College of San Ildefonso,
Mexico. He became an advocate in 1853, was a judge of
the high court, 1855-57, became foreign minister and



elected president in 1872. He was re-elected in 1876,
but was soon after exiled. Died April 21, 1889.

Lerebours, leh-reh'booR', (NOEL JEAN,) a French
optician, born in Normandy in 1762. He made tele-
scopes of superior quality, and other optical instruments.
Died in 1840.

Leri, de, deh leh-re', (JEAN,) a French Protestant
minister, born in 1534. He laboured in Brazil about two
years, (1556-58,) and published "An Account of his
Voyage to Brazil," (1577.) Died in 1611.

Lerma, de, di leR'ma, (FRANCISCO DE ROXAS (01
ROJAS) DE SANDOVAL,) DUKE, a Spanish statesman of



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LEROY



moderate ability. He was equerry to Don Philip, who
in 1598 became king as Philip III. and appointed the
subject of this article prime minister. He was then
created Duke of Lerma, having previously been called
Marquis of Denia. He equipped a large fleet which
was ordered to cruise on the English coast, but was i
destroyed by a storm, after which he made a peace on
terms favourable to England. For twenty years he
retained the favour of the king, and had entire control
of the government. His policy was mild, pacific, and
prudent in some respects, but was not successful in
relation to finances. He was supplanted in 1618 by his
son, the Duke of Uzeda. Died in 1625.

Lerminler, leVme'ne-i', (JEAN Louis EUGENE,) a
French publicist and lawyer, born in Paris in 1803. He
obtained in 1831 a chair of legislation in the College of
France, where his eloquent lectures were much admired
by the ardent youth. Among his works are "The Phi-
losophy of Law," (2 vols., 1831,) and a "History of the
Legislators and Constitutions of Ancient Greece," (2
Tols., 1852.) He wrote the article "Guizot" in the "Nou-
velle Biographie Generale." He was remarkable for
animation of style, vigour of images, and nobleness of
expression. Died in 1857.

See "Nouvelle Biographie Ge'ne'rale."

Lerminier, (THEODORIC NEI.AMOND,) a French phy-
sician, born at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme in 1770. In
1808 he was appointed physician par quartitr for the
service of the imperial household. He attended Na-
poleon in the campaigns of Spain, Russia, (1812,) and
Saxony, and gave proof of great professional talent
and courage. Died in Paris in 1836.

L'Ermite. See ERMITE, L'.

Lermontof.Lermontov, or Lermontow, leVinon-
tof, (MIKHAIL IVANOVITCH,) a popular Russian poet,
born in 1811, became an officer in the guards. In 1837,
by a poem "On the Death of Pushkin," he offended the
emperor, who ordered him to join the army of the Cau-
casus. While serving there in the army, he wrote "The
Circassian Boy," and other popular poems, and a suc-
cessful novel, called "A Hero of our Own Time," (1840.)
He was killed in a duel in 1841. Like Byron, he ex-
presses his own character and feelings in his writings,
and is the principal person in the tales or pictures which
his imagination produces.

See SAINT-REN* TAILLANDIER, " Le Poete du Caucase," in the
"Revue des Deux Mondes" for February i, 1855; "Nouvelle Bio-
graphie G^neVale. "

Lernaean Hydra. See HYDRA.

Lernout, l^R'noo', (JEAN,) [ Lat. JA'NUS LERNU'TIUS,]
a Latin poet, born at Bruges in 1545. He was made
prisoner by the English in 1587, and detained five years.
His "Carmina," odes, epigrams, etc., published in 1579,
are said to have considerable merit. Died in 1619.

Lernutius. See LERNOUT.

Leroi. See LEROY.

Le Roux (HENRY,) a French author, born at
Havre in 1 86 1. lie is the author of numerous novels
and works of travel and belles-lettres.

Leioux. (PIERRE,) a French socialist, born in Paris in
1798. He founded, in partnership with Madame George
Sand, the "Revue Inde'pendante." His principal work
is "On Humanity: its Principle and its Prospects,"
("De 1'Humanite : de son Principe et de son Avenir,"
2 vols., 1840.) Died April 12, 1871.

Leroy, leh-Rwa', (CHARLES,) a French physician, born
in Paris in 1726, was a son of Julien, noticed below. He
published two valuable works, viz. : "Memoirs and Ob-
servations on Medicine," and " Melanges of Philosophy,
Chemistry," etc., (1771.) Died in 1779.

Leroy, (}EAN BAPTISTE,) a natural philosopher, born
in Paris, was a son of Julien, noticed below. He became
a member of the Academy of Sciences in 1751, and wrote
several memoirs on electricity. Died in 1800.

Leroy, (JEAN BAPTISTE ONESIME,) a French dramatic
writer, born at Valenciennes in 1788. He produced suc-
cessful comedies. Died February 18, 1875.

Leroy or Le Roy, (JULIEN,) a French watchmaker,
born at Tours in 1686. He settled in Paris, and ac-
quired a European reputation by the excellence of his
workmanship. He obviated the changes of temperature



by a mechanism of compensation, invented horizontal
clocks, and made many improvements in the art. In
[739 he received the title of horlcger to the king. Died
in 1759. His sons CHARLES, JEAN BAPTISTE, JULIEN
DAVID, and PIERRE are noticed in this work.

Leroy or Leroi, (JULIEN DAVID,) a French architect,
son of the preceding, was born in Paris about 1726.
Having visited and studied the ancient models in Greece,
he published in 1758 an excellent work entitled "Ruins
of the Finest Monuments of Greece," which contributed
greatly to reform the vitiated taste that prevailed in
France before its appearance. The lectures which he
gave for forty years as professor of architecture finished
:he revolution which that book commenced. He wrote,
also, " Observations on the Edifices of Ancient Nations,"
[1767,) and other works. Died in 1803.

See GABET, " Dictionnaire des Artistes."

Leroy orLe Roy,[Lat. RE'GIUS,|(LOUIS,) an excellent
French classical scholar, born at Coutances. He trav-
elled much in his youth, and on his return home gained
distinction by translations of Demosthenes' " Philippics"
and of some works of Plato. He was an old man when
he obtained the chair of Greek in the College Royal in
1572. Among his works are a "Life of Budaeus," in
elegant Latin, (1540,) "The Origin and Excellence of
the Art of Government," (TArt politique,) (1567,) and
"The Vicissitude and Variety of Things," (1576.) He
is reputed one of the first French writers who attained
harmony in prose. Died in 1577.

See NlCERON. "Me'moires;" TEISSIER, "filoges."

Leroy, (PIERRE,) a French satirical writer, who lived
about 1590, was a canon of the cathedral of Rouen. He
was one of the principal authors of a very popular satire
and master-piece of pleasantry, entitled "Menippean
Satire on the Virtue of the Spanish Catholicon," (" Satyre
Menipp^e de la Vertu du Catholicon d'Espagne," 1593,)
" which," said Voltaire, " was as profitable to the cause
of Henry IV. as the battle of Ivry."

Leroy, (PiERRE,) a skilful watchmaker, born in Paris
in 1717, was the son of Julien, noticed above. He was
chiefly noted for the perfection he attained in marine
time-pieces, and received a prize from the Academy for
the best method of measuring time at sea. He has the
credit of discovering the isochronism of spiral springs.
He published several remarkable treatises on his art,
one called " Etrennes chronometriques pour 1'Ann^e
1760." Died in 1785.

Leroy-Beaulieu, leh-Rwa' b5'le-uh', (PIERRE PAUL,)
a French economist, born at Saumur, December 9, 1843.
He was educated at the Lyce'e Bonaparte, and at Rome,
Bonn, and Berlin. In 1878 he entered the Chamber of
Deputies. His essay " On the influence of the moral
and intellectual condition oflabourers upon their wages"
(1867) received great attention. He is the author of many
papers on politics, taxation, colonization, free trade,
(which he defends,) finance, labour, etc. In 1878 he was
chosen to the French Institute.

Leroy d'Etiollea, leh-Rwa' dl'te'ol', (JEAN JACQUES
JOSEPH,) a French surgeon, born in Paris in 1798, is
distinguished as the inventor of instruments used in
lithotrity. This invention was also claimed by M. Ci-
viale ; but a committee of the Academy of Sciences
awarded a prize to Leroy d'Etiolles "for having first
made known [in 1822] the instruments which he had
invented." He died August 25, 1860.

Leroy de la Corbinaye, leh-RwJ' deh li koR'be'nl',

(CHARLES,) a French lexicographer, born at Saint-Brieuc

in 1690. He published a valuable "Treatise on French

j Orthography, in the Form of a Dictionary," ( 1 739,) which

is praised for accuracy, method, etc. Died in 1739.

Leroy de Saint- Arnaud, leh-Rwa' deh saNt f R'no',
(ARNAUD JACQUES,) a French' general, born in Paris
about 1800. He distinguished himself in Algeria, and
obtained the rank of marechal-de-camp in 1847, and that
of general of division in 1851, as a reward for his suc-
cessful operations against the Kabyle tribes. Having
become minister of war in October, 1851, he promoted
the coup (Tltat of December 2, and was made a marshal
of France in December, 1852. He obtained the chief
command in the Crimean war, which began in 1854.



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and, although suffering severely from disease, displayed
his usual energy and skill at the battle of the Alma,
September 20, 1854. He was obliged by the state of his
health to resign the command, and he died on the 29th
of September, 1854.

See DUPERREL SAINTS-MARIE, "M. le Ge'ne'ral Leroy de Saint-
Arnaud," 1852; CHARRAS, " Les trois Marechaux MM. de Samt-
Araaud, Magnan et Castellane," 1851.

Liry, li're', or Lri, (JEAN,) a French Protestant and
traveller, born at Margelle in 1534. He went as a mis-
sionary to Brazil in 1556, and returned in 1558. He
published, in French and in Latin, " A Narrative of a
Voyage to Brazil," with a good description of that re
gion, (1578.) Died in 1611.

Le Sage or Lesage, leh sfzh, (ALAIN RENE,) a cele-
brated French romancer and dramatist, born at Sarzeau,
near Vannes, (Morbihan,) May 8, 1668. He was the son
of a lawyer, was educated at the College of Vannes, and
is supposed to have been employed several years in the
collection of taxes. In 1692 he went to Paris to study
law and philosophy. There his handsome figure and his
intelligence and fine literary taste procured for him free
access to the most polished and aristocratic society. In
1694 he married Mademoiselle Huyard, of Paris, and was
admitted as advocate of the Parliament, but soon relin-
quished all other pursuits that he might devote himself
to literature. He studied Spanish, and improved his



Maitre" ("Crispin the Rival of his Master") was per
formed with brilliant success in 1707. In the same year he
produced "Le Diable boiteux," (i.e. "The Lame Devil,"
popularly called in English "The Devil on Two Sticks,"
and sometimes "Asmodeus,") a romance, the idea and
name of whii_h he derived from a work of Luis Velez de
Guevara. By its satire on all conditions, its nervous
style, and its truthful portraits, this book attained great
popularity. He increased his reputation by an original
prose play called "Turcaret," which exposed the iniqui-
ties of the traitants and other agents of the revenue.
These parties offered him one hundred thousand francs
to suppress the piece ; but he refused the bribe, and it
was performed with immense applause in 1709. It is
superior to any play which he imitated from the Spanish.

In 1715 Le Sage published two volumes of his most
celebrated work, "Gil Bias de Santillane," which is
perhaps a more universal favourite than any other novel,
and owes its success to its admirable and natural pictures
of human life in all its conditions and all its phases.
It has been translated into all the languages of Europe.
Voltaire and others attempted, without success, to
convict him of borrowing or purloining the story from
some Spanish writer. Their charges have been refuted
by Fran9ois de Neufchateau. He employed the period
between 1713 and 1738 chiefly in writing comic operas
and other pieces, which were exhibited at the fair of
Saint-Germain and were extremely popular. He pub-
'ished "Roland 1'Amoureux," (1717-21,) an imitation of
"Orlando Innamorato," and "The Adventures of Guz-
man d'Alfarache," (1732,) an amusing novel, superior
to the Spanish work of which it is a version or imitation.
In 1735 he produced a dialogue full of witty, wise, and
original thoughts, entitled " A Day of the Parcae," (" U ne
Journe'e des Parques,") and finished the last volume of
" Gil Bias." After composing several other works and
enjoying a large share of domestic happiness, he died at
Boulogne in November, 1747. He had the reputation
of a high-minded and honourable man. His eldest son,
who assumed the name of MONTMENIL, became a famous
play-actor.

See AUDIFFRKT, " Notice sur A. R. Lesage," 1822 : SIR WALTER
SCOTT, "Biographical Notice of Le Sage," (in his Miscellaneous
Works;) MALITOURNE, " E"logede Le Sage," 1822 : SAINTH-BEUVE.
"Causeriesdu Lundi,"tomeii. ; HENRI PATIN, " filoge de Lesage,"
1822; TICKNOR, "History of Spanish Literature;" VILLEMAIN,
'* LiUe"rature Franchise du dix-huitieme Siecle," tome i. ; SAINT-
MARC GIRARDIN, "filoge de Lesage," 1822; " Nouvelle Biographic
Gene"rale;" " Edinburgh Review" for April, 1807.

Le Sage or Lesage, (BERNARD MARIE,) a French
revolutionist, was a member of the Convention in 1792,
nd voted for the death of the king. As a Girondist he



was proscribed and outlawed in 1793, but escaped by
flight. Died in 1796.

Le Sage or Lesage, (GEORGE Louis,) a Swiss phi-
losopher, born at Geneva in 1724. He studied medicine,
but did not practise it. His favourite studies were natural
philosophy, mathematics, and mechanics. In 1750 he be-
came a teacher of mathematics at Geneva. He published
an "Essay on Mechanical Chemistry," (1758,) an inge-
nious treatise called " Newtonian Lucretius," (" Lucrece
Newtonien," 1782,) and "Fragments on Final Causes,"
and left many works in manuscript. He was a Fellow
of the Royal Society of London, and corresponded with
D'Alembert and other eminent savants. Died in 1803.

See P. PREVOST, " Notice sur la Vie de G. L. Lesage," 1805 ;
Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale-"

Le Sage (or Lesage) de Montminil, leh slzh deh
moN'mi'nel', (RENE ANDRE,) a son of the author of " Gil
Bias," was born in Paris in 1695. He made his dibuton.
the stage in 1726, and performed various rftlcs in comedy
with success. He soon became one of the most cele-
brated French actors of that time. His private character
is said to have been noble. Died in 1743.

Les-bo'nax, [\ea6uvaf,] a Greek sophist and rheto-
rician of Mitylene, who lived in the first century B.C., in
the time of Augustus. He was the father of Polemon,
the preceptor of Tiberius. His philosophic works have
not come down to us ; but we have two orations of some
merit, which are ascribed to him. Another Lesbonax, a


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