Hippias 550(?)-490 BC
From 528-510 BC, Hippias was the ruler of Athens.
The Spartans put an end to his rule and
Hippias consequently teamed up with the Persians.
Asked by invading Persians for a good
spot to go ashore and spread the conquest, Hippias recommended to land on the
coast of the Plain of Marathon.
The Persians followed Hippias advice
in 490 BC, but lost the resulting
Battle of Marathon to Athens.
About the Ancient
There was another Hippias,
Hippias of Elis, a Greek philosopher, who lived roughly a
generation after this Hippias.