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Hippias

(hĭp`ēəs), tyrant (527 B.C.–510 B.C.) of Athens, eldest son of PisistratusPisistratus
, 605?–527 B.C., Greek statesman, tyrant of Athens. His power was founded on the cohesion of the rural citizens, whom he consolidated with farseeing land laws. His coup (c.560 B.C.) was probably not unpopular.
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. Hippias governed Athens after the death of his father. His younger brother Hipparchus was closely associated in office with him until Hipparchus was assassinated in 514 B.C. At first Hippias attempted to work with his opponents, the Alcmaeonidae, but his rule became harsher as the Persians advanced. In 510 B.C. he was overthrown by the Alcmaeonidae and the Spartans and went into exile. He lived at the court of Darius and was with the Persian forces at Marathon.
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There is Gorgias of Leontium, and Prodicus of Ceos, and Hippias of Elis, who go the round of the cities, and are able to persuade the young men to leave their own citizens by whom they might be taught for nothing, and come to them whom they not only pay, but are thankful if they may be allowed to pay them.
Thus Hippias of Thasos solved the difficulties in the lines,--{delta iota delta omicron mu epsilon nu (delta iota delta omicron mu epsilon nu) delta epsilon / omicron iota,} and { tau omicron / mu epsilon nu / omicron upsilon
Er habe den Part des Kupplers (oder vornehmer ausgedruckt: des Vermittlers) zwischen Prodikos und Kallias und zwischen Hippias (45) und Kallias gespielt.
He discusses the people in them, including Socrates, and how Socrates argues, then considers the Apology, Crito, Euthyphro, Hippias Major, Ion, Laches, Meno, Protagoras, and Symposium, delving into specific passages in each.
The section on Plato, which tackles the Phaedrus, Symposion, Timaeus, Republic, and Hippias Major with careful attention to the way the meaning of the term to kalon elides from the properly aesthetic to the moral, finds the Platonic tradition to be decisive for the formation of modern aesthetic principles, emphasizing thematic parallels with Kant in particular.
On the basis of heritage of the philosopher and mathematician Hippias of Elis (5th century BC) he ascribed important educational role to mathematics.
Lee 'Dialectic and Disagreement in the Hippias Major'
Socrates then mockingly supposes that Ion has forgotten what he has just agreed to but, recalling a similar barb in Hippias Major, rescinds it immediately: 'It wouldn't be fitting for a rhapsode to be forgetful
Generally bookended by the fall of the Athenian tyrant Hippias in 510 BC and the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, these two centuries--which witnessed the Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War, and the influence of figures such as Aristotle, Aeschylus, Socrates, Hippocrates, and Plato--forever changed the Western world through thought, sword, and might.
One final note: In Hippias Major, and in Protagoras, where the arguments actually require self-predicative premises, these premises are introduced explicitly.
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