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By Clement Salaman

ISBN-10: 0715635646

ISBN-13: 9780715635643

The Asclepius is one in all philosophical books ascribed to the mythical sage of historical Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who used to be believed in classical and renaissance occasions to have lived almost immediately after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced considering the fact that classical occasions, is assumed thus far from the second or third century advert. even if, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its better half, the Corpus Hermeticum (or The means of Hermes), the Asclepius describes the main profound philosophical questions within the kind of a talk approximately secrets and techniques: the character of the only, the function of the gods, and the stature of the man or woman. not just does this paintings provide non secular counsel, however it can be a priceless perception into the minds and feelings of the Egyptians in historic and classical instances. a number of the perspectives expressed additionally replicate Gnostic ideals which handed into early Christianity.

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