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The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction

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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.

    • First time paperback of successful new edition of the Hermetica
    • Highly acclaimed translation, introduction and notes
    • Of interest in ancient philosophy, religion (the occult), history of science, Renaissance literature and history
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    "...the only reliable English translation of the eighteen tractates of the Greek Corpus Hermeticum....Students of Gnosticism and Greco-Roman religion and philosophy will consult this book with great profit." Religious Studies News

    "Brian Copenhaver's very welcome translation of the Hermetica is able to draw on these important advances [of modern scholarship]....Copenhaver's industry is exemplary, digesting many years' research in many different areas and languages into a dense but comprehensive introduction which ties together dynastic, social and philosophical history, and adding a full and detailed commentary....Copenhaver's edition and commentary is fully abreast of the main lines of contemporary research, and can be confidently recommended to all scholars seeking precise guidance on these difficult works....[T]his is a remarkably useful edition sure to serve as a focal point and catalyst in our understanding of the Hermetic treatises." Brian Vickers, Ambix

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    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781107298965
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Editor

    Brian P. Copenhaver, University of California, Riverside

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