By Clement Salaman

The Asclepius is considered one of philosophical books ascribed to the mythical sage of historic Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who used to be believed in classical and renaissance occasions to have lived almost immediately after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced when you consider that classical instances, is believed thus far from the second or third century advert. besides the fact that, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its better half, the Corpus Hermeticum (or The method of Hermes), the Asclepius describes the main profound philosophical questions within the kind 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 tips, however it can be a important perception into the minds and feelings of the Egyptians in historical and classical instances. the various perspectives expressed additionally mirror Gnostic ideals which handed into early Christianity.

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