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Hippocrates Volume X
Loeb Classical Library 520

Generation. Nature of the Child. Diseases 4. Nature of Women and Barrenness


Edited and translated by Paul Potter

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$26.00 • £16.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674996830

Publication: October 2012


464 pages

4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches

1 line illustration

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This is the tenth volume in the Loeb Classical Library’s ongoing edition of Hippocrates’s invaluable texts, which provide essential information about the practice of medicine in antiquity and about Greek theories concerning the human body. Here, Paul Potter presents the Greek text with facing English translation of five treatises, four concerning human reproduction (Generation, Nature of the Child) and reproductive disorders (Nature of Women, Barrenness), and one (Diseases 4) that expounds a general theory of physiology and pathology.

The other works available in the Loeb edition of Hippocrates are:

  • Volume I: Ancient Medicine. Airs, Waters, Places. Epidemics 1 and 3. The Oath. Precepts. Nutriment.
  • Volume II: Prognostic. Regimen in Acute Diseases. The Sacred Disease. The Art. Breaths. Law. Decorum. Physician (Ch. 1). Dentition.
  • Volume III: On Wounds in the Head. In the Surgery. On Fractures. On Joints. Mochlicon.
  • Volume IV: Nature of Man. Regimen in Health. Humours. Aphorisms. Regimen 1–3. Dreams.
  • Volume V: Affections. Diseases 1–2.
  • Volume VI: Diseases 3. Internal Affections. Regimen in Acute Diseases.
  • Volume VII: Epidemics 2 and 4–7.
  • Volume VIII: Places in Man. Glands. Fleshes. Prorrhetic I–II. Physician. Use of Liquids. Ulcers. Haemorrhoids and Fistulas.
  • Volume IX: Anatomy. Nature of Bones. Heart. Eight Months’ Child. Coan Prenotions. Crises. Critical Days. Superfetation. Girls. Excision of the Fetus. Sight.

(Volume IV also contains the fragments of Heracleitus’s On the Universe.)