“The Oath ofHippocrates” is a promise by Apollo that he will use his knowledge of medicine forthe good of others and never to bring harm. By closely reading the Oath, one can tell that it is heavily influencedby the values of the ancient Greek and their culture at that time.
The ancient Greeks had strong values inreligion and life, but these values were conflicted in the case of abortionsand euthanasia. Onevalue that was essential to Hippocrates was religion, which was tied withhaving good morals. “I will be chaste and religious in my life and in mypractice.” Hippocrates is showing astrong devotion to the practice of medicine by being chaste, and is making afoundation for his life and practice based on his religion by having goodpersonal principles and doing what is in the best interest of the patient.An additionalvalue of the Greeks that was in the Hippocratic Oath was the value of life ofall people.