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The Egyptian Hermes

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A historical approach to the late pagan mind

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pp. XXVI-244,
data stampa: 1986
codice isbn: 978069102498

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 a whole library of 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 his mystical teachings, but this is the first investigation of the Hermetic milieu by a social historian.

Starting from the complex fusions and tensions that molded Graeco-Egyptian culture, and in particular Hermetism, during the centuries after Alexander, Garth Fowden goes on to argue that the technical and philosophical Hermetica, apparently so different, might be seen as aspects of a single "way of Hermes," which led the initiate from knowledge of the World through knowledge of the Self to knowledge of God. This assumption that philosophy and religion, even cult, bring one eventually to the same goal was typically late antique, and guaranteed the Hermetica a far-flung readership, even among Christians.

Indice:

Introduction: the texts


I. Modes of cultural interaction


The durability of Egypt - Translation and interpretation


II. The way of Hermes


Magister omnium physicorum - Religio mentis - Towards a via universalis - Hermetism and theurgy


III. Hermetism in Egypt


Aegypti sacra deportata


Conclusion


Appendix: Earliest testimonies to the name "Hermes Trismegistus"


 

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