from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hippias Died 490 B.C. Athenian tyrant (527-510) who governed with his brother Hipparchus. After his brother's assassination, he ruled brutally until he was exiled by the Spartans (510).


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  • Hippias, but with what seems probable to men of a given type; and this is true of dialectic also.

    Aristotle's Rhetoric - Selected Moments

  • Having brought home to Athens the Olympic victor's laurel crown, Philippides joins as commander the Sacred Guard, which is expected to defend the city-state's liberty, a year after the chasing of the tyrant Hippias.

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  • Athenian supporters of Hippias conspire, hoping to side Philippides by marriage to Theocrites' expensive servant Charis, and thus neutralize the guard.

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  • After the death of Pisistratus in 527 BCE, Hipparchus became tyrant of Athens, ruling with his older brother Hippias.


  • Puerile Eros, while Charmus loved Hippias son of Pisistratus.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Hippias (tyranny of) when the patient (woman or boy) mounts the agent.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For a long time scholars treated the Hippias Major as a spurious dialogue.

    Plato's Aesthetics

  • Despite its inconclusiveness the Hippias Major reflects the view of beauty found in Plato's other dialogues:

    Plato's Aesthetics

  • Argeius were for converting the state into a democracy; the party of Eualcas, Hippias, and Stratolas720 were for oligarchy.


  • Through the “ars memoriae” of Hippias, it becomes an “idee fixe” of the mind.



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