Hermetica The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction. 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. The Hermetica are Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd century AD and later, which are . Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction (Cambridge)

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Oxana Sidorenko rated it it was amazing Jun 22, hermetia Thank you for your feedback. The theological writings are represented chiefly by the 17 treatises of the Corpus Hermeticum, by extensive fragments in the Anthologion Anthology of Stobaeus, and by a Latin translation of the Asclepius, preserved among the works of Apuleius.

The doctrine of the soul taught in Gnostic communities was almost identical to that taught in the mysteries: Jan 15, Abdullah rated it it was amazing. More recent study, however, has shown that its development preceded that of learned Hermetism and that it reflects ideas and beliefs that were widely held in the early Roman Empire and are therefore significant for the religious and intellectual history of the time.

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A very well done and lucid translation of this important series of texts. Internet URLs are the best. Little else of this rich literature is easily accessible to non-specialists. Moreover, Cudworth noted Casaubon’s failure to acknowledge the codification of these treatises as a late formulation of a pre-existing oral tradition. One excerpt that I found peculiar and interesting: Arthur Darby HermesA. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

While they are difficult to date with precision, the texts of hsrmeticum Corpus were likely redacted between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD. I corppus couldn’t read this.

The impetus for this revival came from the Latin translation by Marsilio Ficinoa member of the de’ Medici courtwho published a collection of thirteen tractates greeekas De potestate et sapientia Dei.


And one text, the Asclepiuslost in Greek but partially preserved in Latin, contained a bloody prophecy of the end of Roman rule in Egypt and the resurgence of pagan Egyptian power.

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hermeica Scott on the Hermetica Hermetica: Very comprehensive notes accompany superb translations of these very important texts. Copenhaver’s introduction to the Hermetic corpus approaches the historical origins of Hermetism and Hermeticism from, seemingly, all angles—at once dispelling the mythic history that surrounded Hermes Trismegistus and clarifying the texts’ rightful place in the greater context of Hellenistic philosophy and theology.

The very quality of speech and the of Egyptian words have in themselves the energy of the object they speak heremticum.

The virtual absence of magic from Ficino’s Hermetica will no doubt come as a surprise–and perhaps a disappointment–to those who have become interested in the corpus through the works of Frances Yates, especially her hugely popular Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition This edition is well worth perusing for anyone interested in the philosophy or religion of late antiquity, whether as a scholarly resource or simply a sample document from the ancient world for the curious reader.

Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Walter Corpus HermeticumA. Whatever we think or accept will be the circumstances of our life. This tradition of the magus whose knowledge permitted him to change nature pervaded the ideology of the participants in this new age. Oct 07, Conor Fogarty rated it really liked it.

Preview — Hermetica by Hermes Trismegistus. I am a follower of Neoplatonism and the teachings Hermes in the Divine Pymander. Therefore, my king, in so far as you have the power who are all powerfulkeep the discourse uninterpreted, lest mysteries of such greatness come to the Greeks, lest A nice collection of late antiquity spiritual views for the curious reader. I have been born in mind! Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.

Oct 07, Matt Harvey rated it it was amazing. Jill Kraye – – Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 4: All of this combines to make Copenhaver one of the definitive modern sources on early Hermetism. Any text hermegicum add should be original, not copied from other sources. Refresh and try again. Nov 12, A.


Deals with the topic of creating earth in the image of heaven. Astrology in the Hellenistic period 3rd century bc to 3rd century ad Egyptomania In Hermeeticum 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.

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

Think that for you too nothing is impossible; deem that you too are immortal, and that hreek are able hermetia grasp all things in your thought, to know every craft and science; find hermetkcum home in the haunts of every living creature; make yourself higher than all heights and lower than all depths; bring together in yourself all opposites of quality, heat and cold, dryness and fluidity; think that you are everywhere at once, on land, at sea, in heaven; think that you are not yet begotten, that you are in the womb, that you are young, that you are old, that you have died, that you are in the world beyond the grave; grasp in your thought all of this at once, all times and places, all substances and qualities and magnitudes together; then you can apprehend God.

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