Physician, Person


Who is Hippocrates?

Hippocrates was the name of several physicians in the time of Ancient Greece, some of whom were in the same family as the celebrated Hippocrates of Cos.

⁕Hippocrates I. The grandfather of Hippocrates II. He was the eldest son of Gnosidicus, the brother of Podaleirius and Aeneius, and the father of Heraclides, the father of Hippocrates. He lived in the 6th and 5th centuries BC. Some ancient writers attributed to him the two works De Fracturis and De Articulis, while others contended that he wrote nothing at all.

⁕Hippocrates II. Grandson of Hippocrates I, and the most celebrated physician of ancient Greece. See Hippocrates.

⁕Hippocrates III. The son of Thessalus, the brother of Draco II, and the grandson of Hippocrates II. He lived in the 4th century BC. He is said by the Suda, to have written some medical works.

⁕Hippocrates IV. According to Galen, he was the son of Draco I, and the grandson of Hippocrates II; he lived in the 4th century BC, and is said to have written some medical works. The Suda, which may be confused, makes him the son of Draco II, and the father of Draco III. He is said to have been one of the physicians to Roxana, the wife of Alexander the Great, and to have died at the hands of Cassander, the son of Antipater.

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