Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction / Edition 1

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction / Edition 1

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by Brian P. Copenhaver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521425433

ISBN-13: 9780521425438

Pub. Date: 10/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Hermetica are a body of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance (when they became well known) to be much older. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of the

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The Hermetica are a body of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance (when they became well known) to be much older. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of the Bible, supporting Biblical revelation and culminating in the Platonic philosophical tradition. This new translation is the only English version based on reliable texts, and Professor Copenhaver's introduction and notes make this accessible and up-to-date edition an indispensable resource to scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521425438
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
327,086
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Bibliography; Corpus Hermeticum I; Corpus Hermeticum II; Corpus Hermeticum III; Corpus Hermeticum IV; Corpus Hermeticum V; Corpus Hermeticum VI; Corpus Hermeticum VII; Corpus Hermeticum VIII; Corpus Hermeticum IX; Corpus Hermeticum X; Corpus Hermeticum XI; Corpus Hermeticum XII; Corpus Hermeticum XIII; Corpus Hermeticum XIV; Corpus Hermeticum XV; Corpus Hermeticum XVI; Corpus Hermeticum XVII; Corpus Hermeticum XVIII; Asclepius.

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All of the original Hermetic text from the first century of the common era, complete in one volume. These are the founding text of hermetic tradition that fueled the age of reason. The newest original english translation out. From the original Greek Latin, and Complete with full scholarly apparatus. Religious and Philosophy historians will not be able to put it down.