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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Rose – – The Classical Review 40 A unique spiritual vision which transitions into ckpenhaver pre-scientific treatise. The Secret Sermon on the Mountain.
Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius by Hermes Trismegistus
Cambridge University Press To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I would recommend this hermehica to anyone seriously studying the Hermetica. Damon Zacharias Lycourinos rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Many of the longer fragments are gleaned from Stobaeus, a hermehica century C. Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis.
The Hermetica are a body of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance when they became well known to be much older. Copenhaver’s industry is exemplary, digesting many years’ research in many different areas and languages into a dense but comprehensive introduction which ties together dynastic, social and philosophical history, and adding a full and detailed commentary I mean you can not really hermstica this as a book as it is a series of discourses.
Copenhaver provides many notes and historical insights into the text, which help the modern Hermeticist understand this very important source of esoteric knowledge.
This allows for a better understanding of the relationship between Gnostic metaphysics and the theoretical Hermetica, dispelling notions of a rigid divide between the two systems. I thought Copenhavre heard a Being more than vast—in size beyond all bounds—called out my name and say: Very comprehensive notes accompany superb translations of these very important texts. Thanks for telling us copenhavsr the problem. And I saw a limitless Vision: Rose – – The Classical Review 39 That being said, Copenhaver’s translation of the Greek and Latin source material is itself perfectly fluent, with the alternate readings in the notes often providing clarification, or at least additional 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.
First of all, one must write two reviews: Begin with the introductory essay On the Trail of the Winged God: On Thought and Sense.
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Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius
This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P. Deus Asmus rated it it was amazing Mar 30, 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 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.