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    Description"The Asclepius" is one of two philosophical books ascribed to the legendary sage of Ancient Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was believed in classical and renaissance times to have lived shortly after Moses. The Greek original, lost since classical times, is thought to date from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. However, a Latin version survived, of which this volume is a translation. Like its companion, the "Corpus Hermeticum" (also published by Duckworth as "The Way of Hermes"), the "Asclepius" describes the most profound philosophical questions in the form of a conversation about secrets: the nature of the One, the role of the gods, and the stature of the human being. Not only does this work offer spiritual guidance, but it is also a valuable insight into the minds and emotions of the Egyptians in ancient and classical times. Many of the views expressed also reflect Gnostic beliefs which passed into early Christianity.


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    Title
    Asclepius
    Subtitle
    A Secret Discourse of Hermes Trismegistus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Clement Salaman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 106
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715635643
    ISBN 10: 0715635646
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25230
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, HIS002000
    DC22: 135.45
    LC classification: BF1600 .A83 2007
    Thema V1.0: QDHA
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Clement Salaman is a lecturer and retired teacher, and editor of a 7-volume translation of the letters of Marsilio Ficino.