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By Clement Salaman

"The Asclepius" is considered one of philosophical books ascribed to the mythical sage of historical Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was once believed in classical and renaissance occasions to have lived almost immediately after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced because classical instances, is believed thus far from the 2d or third century advert. even though, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its better half, the "Corpus Hermeticum" (also released via Duckworth as "The method of Hermes"), the "Asclepius" describes the main profound philosophical questions within the type of a talk approximately secrets and techniques: the character of the single, the position of the gods, and the stature of the man or woman. not just does this paintings provide non secular suggestions, however it can be a important perception into the minds and feelings of the Egyptians in historic and classical occasions. a few of the perspectives expressed additionally mirror Gnostic ideals which handed into early Christianity.

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