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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Questions of relative influence from among these sources are also discussed in the diligent comparative notes. Damon Zacharias Lycourinos rated it it was amazing Oct 09, May 05, John Kulm rated it it was amazing.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. About the Common Mind. Literary Essays Literary Studies: Begin with the introductory essay On the Trail of the Winged Her,etica Read the ” Poemandres, the Shepherd of Men “, the first and key text in the Corpus Hermeticum; follow this with a reading of Mead’s Commentary on the Pymander.

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. All of this combines to make Copenhaver one of the definitive modern sources on early Hermetism.


Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

In this book, written in a First of all, one must write two reviews: Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Of Asclepius to the King. Introduction, Texts, and Translation.

Nov 17, Tracey rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is more remarkable for, as Copenhaver suggests, despite the complex dialogues and illustrative imagery, not only is this text not a product of modern pseudo-scientific literature, but is in fact an ancient text which inspired the progenitors of modern science and humanism. The commentary is virtually an encyclopedia of the scholarship The Perfect Sermon The Asclepius.

Gwyn Griffiths – – The Classical Review 43 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. Cambridge University PressOct 12, – Fiction – pages. Clarendon Press, and And I saw a limitless Vision: Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, provide an indispensable resource to scholars in ancient philosophy and religion, early Christianity, Renaissance literature, and history, the history of science, and the occultist tradition in which the Hermetica have become canonical texts.

Poemandres, the Shepherd of Men. I found the book interesting in that you are reading a person from copemhaver 20 I have to admit I have been making may through this book for about two years but decided enough was dopenhaver it had to be finished. To ask other readers questions about Hermeticaplease sign up. An Introduction to G. Copenhaver Limited preview – These are the opening words of the Poemandresthe first text of the Corpus Hermeticum; they provide a first insight into the visionary source of Hermetic Gnosis: This new copnehaver of its mystical texts is the only English version based on reliable sources.


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

The Thrice Great Hierophant of Gnosis ; this lecture provides an excellent introduction to the Hermetic tradition. As above — As in Heaven — Your own mind So below — So on Earth — In your body and environment If we think good, good will follow; if we think evil, evil will follow. The her,etica presented here, below, are taken from the translation of G. On earth as it is in heaven, huh.

Copenhaver’s edition and commentary is fully abreast of the main lines of contemporary research, and can be copenaver recommended to all scholars seeking precise guidance on these difficult works Nov 12, A.