The Hippocratic Corpus comprises some sixty medical works of varying length, style and content. Collectively, this is the largest surviving body of early Greek prose. As such, it is an invaluable resource for scholars and students not only of ancient medicine but also of Greek life in general.
Hippocrates lived in the age of Socrates and most of the treatises seem to originate in the classical period. There is, however, no consensus on Hippocratic attribution. The ‘Hippocratic’ Corpus examines the works individually under the broad headings:
- content - each work is summarised for the reader
- comment - the substance and style of each work is discussed
- context is provided not just in relation to the corpus as a whole but also to the work’s wider relevance.
Whereas the scholar or student approaching, say, Euripides or Herodotus has a wealth of books available to provide introduction and orientation, no such study has existed for the Hippocratic Corpus. As The ‘Hippocratic’ Corpus has a substantial introduction, and as each work is summarised for the reader, it facilitates use and exploration of an important body of evidence by all interested in Greek medicine and society.
Elizabeth Craik is Honorary Professor at University of St Andrews and Visiting Professor at University of Newcastle, UK.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part |21 pages
part |63 pages
chapter |5 pages
Fist., Haem. (περὶ συρίγγων, de fistulis and περὶ αἱμορροίδων de haemorrhoidibus)
chapter |2 pages
Foet. Exsect. (περὶ ἐγκατατομῆς ἐμβρύου, de foetus exsectione)
chapter |8 pages
Fract., Artic. (περὶ ἀγμῶν, de fracturis and περὶ ἄρθρων ἐμβολῆς, de articulis)
chapter |6 pages
Genit., Nat. Pue (περὶ γονῆς, de genitura and περὶ φύσιος τοῦ παιδίου, de natura pueri)
part |93 pages
chapter |4 pages
Iudic., Dieb. Iudic. (περὶ κρισίων, de iudicationibus and περὶ κρισίμων, de diebus iudicatoriis)
chapter |11 pages
Mul. 1, 2, 3 (περὶ γυναικείων, de morbis mulierum and περὶ ἀφόρων, de sterilibus)
chapter |7 pages
Nat. Hom., Salubr. (περὶ φύσιος ἀνθρώπου, de natura hominis and περι διαίτης ὑγιεινῆς, de salubri diaeta)
part |1 pages
part |26 pages
part |6 pages
chapter |5 pages
Sept., Oct. (περὶ ἑπταμήνου, de septimestri partu and περὶ ὀκταμήνου, de octimestri partu)
part |35 pages