Hippocrates Research Paper by hicaliber

A discussion on Hippocrates' view of women and their role in society.
# 94289 | 1,446 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper examines the Hippocratic corpus, which consists of medical writings from Greece in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. These many text were collected under the name of Hippocrates, a fifth-century physician from the island of Cos. The paper discusses how medical information about women varies considerably, showing that the articles were written by different individuals. For example, abortion is severely prohibited in one section and freely discussed in another. The materials discussed include "Diseases of Women 1 and 2" and "Nature of Women", which provide a good idea of how women were viewed in ancient Greece.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aristotle, Generation of Animals, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1943
  • Helen King. Hippocrates' Woman. New York: Routledge, 1998.
  • M Alec., Hypatia's Heritage. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986.
  • Nancy Demand. Birth, Death and Motherhood in Classical Greece. Baltimore:Johns Hopkins University.

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