• Plato's Greater Hippias

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: Ray Childs
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-08-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Agora, New Internet Technologies
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (15 ratings)

Regular price: $10.49

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $10.49

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Hippias of Elis travels throughout the Greek world practicing and teaching the art of making beautiful speeches. On a rare visit to Athens, he meets Socrates, who questions him about the nature of his art. Socrates is especially curious about how Hippias would define beauty. They agree that beauty makes all beautiful things beautiful, but when Socrates presses him to say precisely what he means, Hippias is unable to deliver such a definition. The more Socrates probes, the more absurd the responses from Hippias become.
This is one of Plato's best comedies and one of his finest efforts at posing the philosophical problem of the difference between particular things and universal qualities.
© Agora Publications
©2015 Agora, New Internet Technologies (P)2015 Agora, New Internet Technologies
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Samson Caudle on 07-26-17

What is Beauty???

This is an amazing dialogue between Socrates and Hippias about beauty. It is done wonderfully....all of Ray Childs' audiobooks.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc