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This text comprises of a translation of The Corpus Hermeticum, a collection of short philosophical treatises, written in Greek in Alexandria between the first and third centuries AD, and The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius, a collection of closely related aphorisms.

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The Way of Hermes: New Translations of the Corpus Hermeticum and the Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius by etc.

The Corpus Hermeticum is a collection of short philosphical treatises, a powerful fusion of Greek and Egyptian thought, written in Greek in Alexandria between the first and third centuries AD and rediscovered in the West in the fifteenth century when it was first translated into Latin by the great scholar and philosopher Marsilio Ficino. These writing were believed from antiquity up to the early seventeenth century to be the writings of Hermes Trismegistus, 'thrice-great Hermes', the name given by Greeks of the classical and Hellenistic periods to the Ibis-headed Egyption god Thoth. They were central to the spiritual work of Hermetic societies in late antique Alexandria, aiming to awake gnosis, the direct realistion of the truth of the identity of the invividual and the Supreme, and are still read as inspirational writings today. Professor Mahe's translation of The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius has been made from an old Armenian version and a recently rediscovered Greek manuscript in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. This collection of aphorisms is closely related to parts of the Corpus Hermeticum.

About etc.

Clement Salaman is a teacher and lecturer, and editor of The Letters of Marsilio Ficino (English translation). Dorine van Oyen is a lecturer on music and Hermetic studies in Amsterdam. William D. Wharton teaches Classical history, languages and philosophy at an independent secondary school in Boston, Massachusetts. Jean-Paul Mahe is Correspondent of the Academic des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, Paris.

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NLS9780715630938
9780715630938
0715630938
The Way of Hermes: New Translations of the Corpus Hermeticum and the Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius by etc.
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Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20010427
166
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