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Cambridge Core – Classical Studies (General) – Hermetica – edited by Brian P. Copenhaver. This book is much needed modern translation of the Corpus Hermeticum. Copenhaver provides many notes and historical insights into the text, which help the. For a more easily readable (and very reliable) modern print edition, we recommend the respected translation of the Hermetica by Brian P. Copenhaver.

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This book is more remarkable for, as Copenhaver suggests, despite the complex dialogues and illustrative imagery, not only is this text not a product of modern pseudo-scientific literature, but is in fact an ancient text which inspired the progenitors of modern science and humanism. Their supposed author, Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses, and the Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the received wisdom of the Bible.

For the Greeks have empty speeches, O king, that are energetic only in what they demonstrate, and this is the philosophy of the Greeks, an inane foolosophy of speeches. Because it also embodies in its text and in its very extensive commentary the critical scholarship of the last ninety years, Copenhaver’s translation will remain the canonical English version of the seventeen treatises of the Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius for a long time to come The Hymns of Hermes by G.

The audio is in MP3 format and runs about 85 minutes. The prophesy about Egypt is stunning.

The texts presented here, below, are taken from the translation of G. That being said, Copenhaver’s translation of the Greek and Latin source material is itself perfectly fluent, with the alternate readings in the notes often providing clarification, or at least additional routes of exegesis. But then, it must be understood the original Greek texts of the surviving Hermetic literature have an antique and elevated tone.

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In this book, written in a First of all, one must write two reviews: This is not copenhaveer cups of tea, it is not going to mysteriously giving you the hidden meanings of life but there is enough to mull over. As above, so below. Also included in the Nag Hammadi collection is the Hermetic Prayer of Thanksgivingand an excerpt from the Asclepius.

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As within, so without. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. The authors of the Hermetica were among the most brilliant and insightful philosophers of old, and Copenhaver has clearly and succinctly delivered their ideas into the hands of modern readers.

History of Western Philosophy. Oct 07, Matt Harvey rated it it was amazing. I found the book interesting in that you are reading a person from over years ago tackling those questions that still are bandied about today. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded For a more easily readable and very reliable modern print edition, we recommend the respected translation of the Hermetica by Brian P. Upon a time while my mind was meditating on the things that are, my thought was raised to a great height, while the physical senses of hrrmetica body were held back—just as are the senses of men who are heavy with sleep after a large meal, or from fatigue of body.

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Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

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Michael rated it it was amazing Jan 21, The tradition that produced the Corpus Hermeticum embraced an imaginative, prophetic voice common in Gnostic scriptures; and the insights this “Gnosis” produced are not easily expressed in Greek, or Latin, or any pedestrian dialect of English.

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