Elis 'Hippias was a contemporary Greek sophist, and Socrates. He tended to be considered an authority on all subjects, with a characteristic confidence of the later sophists, and lectured on literature, grammar, history, politics, mathematics, and much more. Most of our knowledge about him derives from Plato who describes him as vain and greedy. Hippias was born in Elis in the mid-fifth century BC, and was thus a younger contemporary of Protagoras and Socrates. He had been born at least as late as Socrates. He was an adherent of Hegesidamus. Because of his skill and knowledge his fellow men took advantage of his experience in foreign relations and in a diplomatic mission to Sparta. Yet in another way he was like the other sophists of the time: he travelled through various towns and regions of Greece for the purpose of teaching and public speaking. The two dialogues with Plato, the major in Hippias and the minor in Hippias describe him as arrogant and selfish. The Hippias Major is fascinated with the topic of the beautiful, and intentionally brings in a nonsensical light Hippias 'perception and hope. The minor Hippias tackles our shortfall of intellect, characterising Hippias as overly superficial. Hippias was a man of very thorough intellect and not only engaged in literary, philosophical, and political science, but he was also well versed in poetry, composition, mathematics, painting, and sculpture, and he claimed some practical skill in the ordinary arts of life, for he used to boast of having something on his body that he had not made himself with his own hands, such as his seal-r's. On the other hand, his expertise still remains superficial, he does not go into the particulars of any particular art or science, and is content with those generalities that allowed him to speak about something without any thorough information. Combined with cynicism, this modesty is the main factor that triggered Plato's intense condemnation of Hippias, since the sophist had a rather common reputation and hence had a major influence on upper-class children's education. Sometimes, the Hippias quadratrix is considered a mathematical observation ascribed to Hippias. His true skill seems to have consisted of making grand show speeches; and Plato declared arrogantly that he would go to Olympia, and there, before the Greeks assembled, he gave an oration on any subject that could be brought to him. Philostratus, in truth, speaks of several such orations given at Olympia, which created great sensation. As Hippias delivered these speeches and there was no trial going down to earth. Plato appears to have written epic poetry, tragedies, dithyrambs, and various tales, as well as work on grammar, structure, rhythm, harmony, and many other topics. He seems to have been especially fond of choosing antiquarian and supernatural subjects for his series discourses. Athenaeus quotes the otherwise unknown title Synagogue from a dissertation by Hippias. An epigram of his is preserved at Pausanias. Hippias is credited with the natural law principle which has its roots. Initially this dream started in 5th century B.C. According to Hippias, natural law as absolute has never been to be superseded. Hippias found natural law to be a common structure where citizens work without premeditation. In nations, he considered the elite isolated from each other and regarded each other as such. Of this cause, they should consider each other and view each other as a collective state culture. Cynicism and Stoicism later articulated Ses ideas as the basis for the turn of Roman law into laws. In comparison to common law, Hippias talked of self-sufficiency as a moral principle. He pursued this idea in his lectures as he gained knowledge on various subjects so as never to be outdone or question his integrity.