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By Clement Salaman

The Asclepius is certainly one of philosophical books ascribed to the mythical sage of old Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was once believed in classical and renaissance instances to have lived almost immediately after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced on account that classical instances, is believed up to now from the second or third century advert. even if, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its better half, the Corpus Hermeticum (or The approach of Hermes), the Asclepius describes the main profound philosophical questions within the type of a talk approximately secrets and techniques: the character of the single, the position of the gods, and the stature of the person. not just does this paintings supply religious information, however it can also be a beneficial 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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