This article is within the scope of WikiProject Greece, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Greece on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
This article is within the scope of WikiProject Classical Greece and Rome, a group of contributors interested in Wikipedia's articles on classics. If you would like to join the WikiProject or learn how to contribute, please see our project page. If you need assistance from a classicist, please see our talk page.
This article is within the scope of WikiProject Philosophy, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of content related to philosophy on Wikipedia. If you would like to support the project, please visit the project page, where you can get more details on how you can help, and where you can join the general discussion about philosophy content on Wikipedia.
How can this article be considered FA quality if it has 7 non-linked references in one section alone? If that isn't resolved, I think this article will have to be demoted from such status. Daydreamer302000 (talk) 09:38, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Somebody (184.108.40.206 ?) is really messing around with this page
There are NUMEROUS vandalisms here, even after some reversions.
Why is it that whenever I type 'Hippocrates' into the Wikipedia Search it comes up with an article saying "Why do I hate Canada so much"?
We've had an email via OTRS from a professor of classical history who has never heard of the story of Hippocrates being imprisoned for twenty years. The statement isn't sourced in the article, and I've found no scholarly works that repeat it; just a couple of children's history books (not reknowned for their factual accuracy) and a self-published self-help book, together with a couple of websites with unknown levels of fact-checking... I'm doubtful whether this should be in the article at all, and I'm hoping someone can provide a suitable source for it. If not, it should go. Yunshui雲水 13:34, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
While we're at it, there is also a reference to a work called 'The Complicated Body' - there isn't any such title in any list of the "Hippocratic corpus" that I've seen. I do think the 'Biography' section is problematic, although I note from earlier discussions on this page that there was a push for more biography. But when the details come from much later works in antiquity with their own agendas to push, is it right to leave the reader thinking the details are reliable? But the incarceration and the imaginary 'The Complicated Body' aren't in any scholarly work that I can find so they seem to be in a league of their own, unless someone can provide the source> Fluff35 (talk) 16:51, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
The more I look at it, the more I'm convinced this was a very successful hoax. The information was added by an anonymous IP back in 2010 with this edit, and has never been sourced. The only references I can find which report this information about Hippocrates writing a book called The Complicated Body while in prison post-date that addition (and almost all of them use remarkably similar wording, suggesting that they took the information from this article in the first place). Like Fluff35, I can't find any other reference to The Complicated Body, nor does it appear to be extant in any form. People, I believe we've been hoodwinked - I'm removing the segement in question from the article. Yunshui雲水 08:30, 9 October 2014 (UTC)