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By Clement Salaman

ISBN-10: 0715635646

ISBN-13: 9780715635643

The Asclepius is one among philosophical books ascribed to the mythical sage of historical Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was once believed in classical and renaissance instances to have lived presently after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced given that classical occasions, is believed to this point from the 2d or third century advert. in spite of the fact that, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its significant other, the Corpus Hermeticum (or The means of Hermes), the Asclepius describes the main profound philosophical questions within the kind of a talk approximately secrets and techniques: the character of the single, the position of the gods, and the stature of the person. not just does this paintings supply non secular counsel, however it is usually a useful perception into the minds and feelings of the Egyptians in old and classical occasions. the various perspectives expressed additionally mirror Gnostic ideals which handed into early Christianity.

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