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Plato, Greater Hippias, section 281a (search)
SocratesHippias, beautiful and wise, what a long time it is since you have put in at the port of Athens!HippiasI am too busy, Socrates. For whenever Elis needs to have any business transacted with any of the states, she always comes to me first of her citizens and chooses me as envoy, thinking that I am the ablest judge and messenger of the words that are spoken by the several states.
Plato, Greater Hippias, section 287c (search)
for he has that sort of habit, and he would say, “Stranger from Elis, is it not by justice that the just are just?” So answer, Hippias, as though he were asking the question.HippiasI shall answer that it is by justice.Socrates“Then this—I mean justice—is something?”HippiasCertainly.Socrates“Then, too, by wisdom the wise are wise and by the good all things are good, are they not?”HippiasOf course.Socrates“And justice, wisdom, and so forth are something; for the just, wise, and so forth would not be such by them, if they were not something.”HippiasTo be sure, they are something.Socrates“Then are not all beautiful things beautif
Plato, Greater Hippias, section 288b (search)
lous?SocratesThat he will attempt it, my admirable friend, I am sure but whether the attempt will make him ridiculous, the event will show. However, I should like to tell you what he will ask.HippiasDo so.Socrates“How charming you are, Socrates!” he will say. “But is not a beautiful mare beautiful, which even the god praised in his oracle?”Heindorf and other commentators connect this reference with an oracle quoted by a scholiast on Theocritus, Idyl xiv. 48. The Megarians, being filled with pride, asked the god who were better then they. The first lines of the reply they received are:*gai/hs me/n pa/shs to\ *pelasgiko\n *)/argos a)/meinon,i(/ppoi *qrhi/+kiai, *lakedaimo/niai de\ gunai=kes“Better than all other land is the land of Pelasgian Argos,Thracian mares are the best, and the Lacedaemonian women.”To be sure, nothing is said about the beauty of the mares, and the reference to Elis contained in par' h(mi=n just below is hard to reconcile with the Thracian mares of
Plato, Greater Hippias, section 292e (search)
and yet I asked him, just as you asked me, what is beautiful to all and always.” What do you say? Will you not be angry if I say that?HippiasI know very well, Socrates, that this which I said was beautiful is beautiful to all and will seem so.SocratesAnd will it be so, too he will say for the beautiful is always beautiful, is it not?HippiasCertainly.Socrates“Then was it so, too?” he will say.HippiasIt was so, too.Socrates“And,” he will say, “did the stranger from Elis say also that for Achilles it was beautiful to be buried later than his parents, and for his grandfather Aeacus, and all the others who were bo
Plato, Lesser Hippias, section 363c (search)
for he has told us in his exhibition many other things of sorts about Homer and other poets.EudicusIt is plain enough that Hippias will not object answering if you ask him a question. Oh, Hippias, if Socrates asks you a question, will you answer? or what will you do?HippiasWhy, Eudicus, it would be strange conduct on my part, if I, who always go up to Olympia to the festival of the Greeks from my home at Elis, and entering the sacred precinct, offer to speak on anything that anyone chooses of those subjects
Plato, Lesser Hippias, section 364a (search)
SocratesYou are in a state of blessedness, Hippias, if at every Olympiad you come to the sanctuary with fair hopes concerning your soul and its wisdom; and I should be surprised if any of the physical athletes when he goes to that same place to take part in the contests, has such fearless confidence in his body as you have in your intellect.HippiasNaturally, Socrates, I am in this state: for since I began to contend at the Olympic games, I never yet met anyone better than myself in anything.SocratesThat is splendid, Hippias! Your reputation will be a monument of wisdom for the city of Elis and your parents.