About Hippocrates and more - lecture at MUW

The Museum of the History of Medicine hosted a lecture centered on the most famous physician of antiquity. Prof. Adam Łukasiewicz of the Department of Epigraphy and Papyrology at the Faculty of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw talked about Hippocrates.

The lecture entitled "Echoes of antiquity.  Hippocrates, his oath and ancient medicine" accompanied the temporary exhibition "Vita brevis ars longa". Prof. Łukasiewicz commented on one of Hippocrates' most famous aphorisms and the content of his oath. He also spoke about Roman medicine, Egyptian medicine and other famous physicians of antiquity, including Aristotle and Imhotep of Egypt.

The speaker and his achievements

Prof. Łukaszewicz is an archaeologist and historian, a researcher of ancient Egypt and the Hellenistic-Roman world. He is also a member of the Warsaw community of classical philologists. Affiliated with the Center for Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Warsaw, he has participated in Polish research in Alexandria for many years. He had led Polish archaeological expeditions in Egypt, he compiles and comments on ancient source texts, among them inscriptions, papyri and ostraca. He is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, an honorary member of the Association of Historians of Antiquity, and belongs to Committees and Commissions of the Polish Academy of Sciences(PAN) and the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU), as well as to scientific societies and creative associations. He is the author of more than 250 scientific publications in various languages, including more than a dozen books.

Lute concert

The lecture was followed by a lute concert by the "LuteDuo" ensemble, consisting of Anna Kowalska and Anton Briula. They played early music, including works by Johann Sebastian Bach.

At the meeting were representatives of the university's authorities: Prof. Zbigniew Gaciong, Rector; Prof. Marek Krawczyk, Rector from 2008-2016; Prof. Paweł Włodarski, Vice Rector for International Relations, Development and Promotion.