N.B.--The list of Bacchius is made by noting
where in the Hippocratic collection occur the
strange words upon which he commented ; that of
Celsus by a comparison of similar passages ; that
of Erotian from his list, by noting where occur the
γλῶσσαι explained by him, and from fragments in
scholia (see E. Nachmanson's edition, pp. 99 foll.).
Of course the list of Celsus is dubious from its
nature, and Bacchius may have known many more
treatises than those we are sure he did know.
The recently discovered history of medicine called
contains several references to
Hippocrates. Diels is of opinion that they are very
|Edited by H. Diels, Berlin, 1893. The work was probably
written by a pupil of Aristotle.|
|See Diels, p. xvi, note 1, and in Hermes XXVIII., pp.
In V. the writer says that according to Hippocrates
diseases are caused by "airs" (φῦς1αι), a statement
which seems to be taken from περὶ φυσῶν, VI.
98 foll. Littré, and the doctrine is described in V.
and VI. In VII. Hippocrates is said to hold doctrines
which are taken from Nature of Man, VI. 52 foll.
Littré. In VIII. occur references to Places in Man,
VI. 276, 294 Littré, and Glands, VIII. 564 Littré.
In XIX. occur references to Nature of Man, VI. 38
Littré, but the physician named is Polybus.
Galen is the most important of the ancient commentators
on Hippocrates, and of his work a great
part has survived.