Biographical Sketch

Topics: Medicine, Hippocrates, Ancient Greece Pages: 4 (1089 words) Published: December 9, 2013
UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN
MARACAS ROYAL ROAD, MARACAS, ST. JOSEPH.

Biographical Sketch One (1) – Early Greek Philosopher

An Assignment
Presented in Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for the Course
PSYC 269 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY

INSTRUCTOR: Carol J. Daniel

By

Pauline Phillip

Monday 14 October, 2013

Approval………………..

Biographical Sketch – Early Greek Philosophers No. 1: Hippocrates Pauline Phillip
University of the Southern Caribbean
2013

Date of Birth: 460 BC
Place of Birth: Cos, Greece
Date of Death: 377 BC
Place of Death: Larissa, Greece
Parents: Praxitela and Heraclides
Siblings: Cleisthenes
Children: Thessalus and Draco
Major University Affiliations: Asklepieion of Cos; and the Thracian Physian Herodicus of Selymbria. Historical Context: Hippocrates lived in an era called the Classical Period of ancient Greek history which was from around 500 to 336 BC. This was a period of great political and cultural advancement for Greece as it saw the development of a democratic system of government and the creation of philosophical schools on the intellectual front. The early part from 461 to 429 was a time of Greek prosperity, under the rule of repeat elected statesman Pericles, called “the Golden Age” or the “Age of Pericles”. This was a time that visionary arts, literature, grandeur architecture, education and culture were venerated in Greece. Gods were worshiped, honoured, celebrated and thought to be the reason for victory in war, the answer to ill health, the cause of good health and the ones responsible for disease as a result of their displeasure with an individual. Hippocrates’ Major Thoughts and Ideas in the Historical Context in which they Occur: Hippocrates single most important thought and idea was his conclusions that all disorders both mental and physical were as a result of natural factors like inherited...
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