9781570626319-1570626316-Hermetica: Volume Two

Hermetica: Volume Two

ISBN-13: 9781570626319
ISBN-10: 1570626316
Author: Scott, Walter
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: Shambhala
Format: Paperback 496 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781570626319
ISBN-10: 1570626316
Author: Scott, Walter
Publication date: 2001
Publisher: Shambhala
Format: Paperback 496 pages

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Acknowledged authors Scott, Walter wrote Hermetica: Volume Two comprising 496 pages back in 2001. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1570626316 and 9781570626319. Since then Hermetica: Volume Two textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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First published in 1924, this classic four-volume work contains various Greek and Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, with Walter Scott's extensive notes, commentary, and addenda. It is said that these teachings are records of private, intimate talks between a teacher and one or two of his disciples. The setting was in Egypt under the Roman Empire, among men who had received some instruction in Greek philosophy, and especially the Platonism of the period, but were not content with merely accepting and repeating the dogmas of the orthodox philosophic schools. Instead, they sought to expound a philosophic religion that would better satisfy their needs. Included here are the translator's notes on the twenty-eight libelli of the Corpus Hermeticum. Volumes I, III, and IV of Hermetica, which contain Scott's translation, his notes on the Latin Asclepius and the Hermetic excerpts of Stobaeus, and testimonia, addenda, and indices, are also published by Shambhala.

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