The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind

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Sage, scientist, and sorcerer, Hermes Trismegistus was the culture-hero of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt. A human (according to some) who had lived about the time of Moses, but now indisputably a god, he was credited with the authorship of numerous books on magic and the supernatural, alchemy, astrology, theology, and philosophy. Until the early seventeenth century, few doubted the attribution. Even when unmasked, Hermes remained a byword for the arcane. Historians of ancient philosophy have puzzled much over the origins of ...

The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind 1993, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691024981

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The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind 1986, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521325837

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