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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The remainder come from the early Church Fathers, embedded in polemics and doctrinal discussions. However the translation appears to be excellent, I mean it is readable, makes sense and I certainly am not capable of doing the translation.
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The most valuable aspect, I found, of his introductory essay was the exploration of Hermetism as an ultimately syncretic religious movement that exemplified the concurrent cultural s Copenhaver’s introduction to the Hermetic corpus approaches the historical origins of Hermetism and Hermeticism from, seemingly, all angles—at once dispelling the mythic history that surrounded Hermes Trismegistus and clarifying the texts’ rightful hermtica in the greater context of Hellenistic philosophy and theology.
Open Preview See a Problem? I just couldn’t read this. Book ratings by Goodreads. Books to be merged 2 17 Jun 06, Copenhaver’s industry is exemplary, digesting many years’ research in many different areas and languages copfnhaver a dense but comprehensive introduction which ties together dynastic, social and philosophical history, and adding a full and detailed commentary Mead An Introduction to G.
The third volume of Thrice Greatest Hermes collects essentially all the fragments and quotations from Hermetic sources preserved in classical and ecclesiastical sources. His commentary on the texts is unequalled.
The very quality of speech and the of Egyptian words have in copenhavet the energy of the object they speak of. Cambridge University PressOct 12, – Fiction – pages. Price Both Volumes Together 50s.
Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius by Hermes Trismegistus
Oct 07, Conor Fogarty rated it really liked it. Rose – – The Classical Review 40 Visit our Beautiful Books page copehaver find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The world of the Hermetica. Deals with the topic of creating earth in the image of heaven. Includes comparative analysis of the text of several versions where the sense of the translation is unclear, and an extensive notes section.
This entry has no external copenjaver. The Hermetic tradition represents a non-Christian lineage of Hellenistic Gnosticism. Michael rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Damon Zacharias Lycourinos rated it it was amazing Oct 09, The entire three volume text of Mead’s Thrice Greatest Hermesalong with a full-text search function, is available in our online G.
I would recommend this translation to anyone seriously studying the Hermetica. Other editions – View all Hermetica: To answer those common questions, we offer the following introductory resources: Upon a time while my mind was meditating on the things that are, my thought was raised to a great height, while the physical senses of my body were held back—just as are yermetica senses of men who are heavy with sleep after a large meal, or from fatigue of body.
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Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. For copenhaevr 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.
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Review quote ‘A highly readable and reliable translation. He correctly understood the Hermetic writings as the distillations of profound spiritual and psychological experiences — experiences copenuaver texts themselves call “Gnosis”.
Danilyn rated it really liked it Aug 24, I found the book interesting in that you are reading a person from over 20 I have to admit I have been making may through this book for about two years but decided enough was enough it had to be finished. I found the book interesting in that you are reading a person from over years ago tackling those questions that still are bandied about today.
As a complement to older introductory works to the same subject, Copenhaver modernizes the broader view of Hermetism by taking into account the recently discovered collection of Coptic Gnostic and Hermetic texts at Nag Hammadi.
No categories specified categorize this paper. It is the desire to communicate their experience of interior reality that motivated these ancient authors. Cambridge University Press Amazon.
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The Hymns of Hermes by G. Mar 02, Brian rated it it was amazing. The Mysteries of Hermes Trismegistus. Raymond Roberts,II rated it liked it Feb 14, 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.