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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I found the book interesting in that you are reading a person from over 20 I have to admit I have been making may through this book for about two years but decided enough was enough it had to be finished.

Introduction aside, the translation itself is wonderfully put together and is extrapolated upon by one hundred and sixty-seven pages of etymological, historical and philosophical notes on the text of the corpus.

The Corpus Hermeticum & Hermetic Tradition — The Gnostic Society Library

First of all, one must write two reviews: CopenhaverHermes Copenhaer. The very quality of speech and the of Egyptian words have in themselves the energy of the object they speak of. 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 The Hermetic tradition represents a non-Christian lineage of Hellenistic Gnosticism. Regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of the Bible, Hermetic philosophy supported Biblical revelation and culminated in the Platonic philosophical tradition.


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Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

Cambridge University PressOct 12, – Fiction – pages. To answer those common questions, we offer the following introductory resources: Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

Also included in the Nag Hammadi collection is the Hermetic Prayer of Thanksgivingand an excerpt from the Asclepius. I would recommend this translation to anyone seriously studying the Hermetica.

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius by Hermes Trismegistus

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That being said, Copenhaver’s translation of the Greek and Latin source material is hremetica perfectly fluent, with the alternate readings in the notes often providing clarification, or at least additional One thing that quickly becomes apparent upon even a cursory perusal of the extensive endnotes Copenhaver provides to his translation of the Corpus, is that many passages permit a variety of plausible readings, making philosophical interpretation and idiomatic translation inextricably interwoven.


As within, so without. You might wish to purchase Brian Copenhave’s modern English translation for further reading of the texts themselves: After that copfnhaver tour, read the introduction and commentaries in Mead’s classic work, Thrice Greatest Hermes: And I became transported as I gazed To ask other readers questions about Hermeticaplease sign up.

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