[hip-ee-uh s]


flourished 6th century b.c., tyrant of Athens (brother of Hipparchus, son of Pisistratus).

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Historical Examples of hippias

  • On the whole, more may be said in favour of the genuineness of the Hippias than against it.

  • Hippias and Prodicus, as well as Protagoras, admit the soundness of the conclusion.

  • Nay, Hippias, said Alcibiades; not now, but at some other time.

  • Indeed,” said Hippias, “I always endeavour to say something new.

  • You mean the laws,” answered Hippias, “which are received all over the p. 174earth.