Hippias of Elis and his Pursuit of Justice.
O'Grady, Patricia Frances
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Hippias’ involvement in the conception of justice forms the philosophical topic of this paper. Hippias did not, of course, invent justice. In order to understand the transition of Justice to justice, we need to go back to the great god, Zeus, to meet his daughter, Δίκη (Dike), who is the personification of Justice. We will relate the notion of Justice as Homer and Hesiod expressed it, and trace its evolution by referring to a number of significant Greeks up to the time of Hippias in about 450 BC. Attention will be given to Hippias’ association with Socrates, to his (Hippias’) conception of justice, and the dichotomy between natural law and man-made law.