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Teisias (circa 500 - 430 BCE)
The Greek colony of Syracuse in present-day Sicily is thought to be the place where rhetoric first became a professional pursuit. Teisias studied under Corax, also from Syracuse, who was supposedly the first person to earn money by teaching rhetoric. Evidence suggests that Lysias was a student of Teisias.