|Hippias of Elis: Sophist, end of the 5th century BC. Hippias held laws for a tyrannical rape of men. Hippias was represented ironically in two dialogues by Socrates. (See Der kleine Pauly, Lexikon der Antike, Munich 1979)._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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Hippias of Elis/Sophist/Taureck: (after 470) he was discovered in the 20th century as a philosopher, until then he was only known as a mathematician.
Hippias of Elis belonged to the second generation of the Sophists.
He carried out political missions to Athens and Syracuse.
Thesis: He supports democracy.
Ideal: education in the arts._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
B. H.F. Taureck
Die Sophisten Hamburg 1995