Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 31 On the Tibia and Fibula

Fibula and tibia

The other [fibula] (all of figs. 5, 6) is situated exteriorly and is quite thinner then the inner one [tibia], called by the Greeks pero/nh and by the Latins sura and fibula. Out of concern for clarity I shall call the thicker bone tibiae os, distinguishing it from the entire member or tibia because the latter is composed of bones, muscles, veins, arteries, nerves, and the skin surrounding everything. The slenderer bone will conveniently be called the fibula to distinguish it from the calf, sura, which the Greeks called gastroknhmi/a because it is like the belly [m. gastrocnemius] of the lower leg. 15



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 31 On the Tibia and Fibula