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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 used to be believed in classical and renaissance occasions to have lived almost immediately after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced on the grounds that classical occasions, is believed thus far from the second or third century advert. although, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its significant other, the Corpus Hermeticum (or The method of Hermes), the Asclepius describes the main profound philosophical questions within the type of a talk approximately secrets and techniques: the character of the only, the function of the gods, and the stature of the person. not just does this paintings supply religious counsel, however it can be a precious perception into the minds and feelings of the Egyptians in historic and classical instances. a few of the perspectives expressed additionally replicate Gnostic ideals which handed into early Christianity.

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