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Hippias (late 5th century BC)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A059-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

The Greek Sophist Hippias of Elis is a familiar figure in Plato’s dialogues. He served his city as ambassador, and he earned a great deal of money from his lectures. His unusually wide range of expertise included not only rhetoric but also history, literature, mnemonics, mathematics and natural philosophy.

Citing this article:
Kahn, Charles H.. Hippias (late 5th century BC), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A059-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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