Brief definition: One of the most famous physicians of 5th century BCE Greece. He was born on
the island of Kos.
Location in texts/where have we seen it: We have seen him in Hippocratic Oath and Science
Significance in ancie
Studying of Homer who was source of all things
The Hippocratic Oath
The Oath seems to date from around 400 BCE. It may be affiliated with the medical school based in Cos, but other
possibilities have been suggested. Treatise t
Location in texts/where have we seen it:
Significance in ancient medicine:
He was most famous physician from 5th century BCE Greece. From island of Cas. In Hippocratic
writings. His significance is with the Hippocra
Teleology: What is it? Where have we seen it? Why does it matter for medicine?
Teleology means the study of ends. There is an end, or goal, that humans are created towards.
We see it in Platos Phaedo and Galenic writings. It is a study that underwrites ma
Definition: An island near Alexandria. On the island was a lighthouse.
Location in texts: Homers Odyssey
Significance/theme: The lighthouse was a great ancient wonder. It shows the large
significance and impact that Alexandria had. It al
A work by Plato. It is a rhetorical display rather than a typical dialogue. Timaeus gives
an account of the origins of the physical world and says it is crafted by dmiourgos.
Timaeus develops a theory of the receptacle (hypodoch), a featureless ma