Asclepius. De volkomen openbaring van Hermes Trismegistus
Distributor: *) out of print, new revised ed. forthcoming
- Category: Pimander series
- Editor: Gilles Quispel
- Year: 1995
- Language: Dutch
- Location: Amsterdam
- Bound: 26,5 x 20,5 cm., ca 350 pp.
About this Book: First Dutch translation of the Asclepius. Before the rediscovery of the Corpus Hermeticum, the Latin Asclepius (the Greek original is lost) was the only major Hermetic work known in the West. The work was probably written in the first centuries CE; the author reveals his familiarity with Egyptian mystery cults, Middle Platonist works, the Septuaginta and Gnostic Jewish traditions. The translation is based not only on the surviving Latin text, but also on surviving Greek and Coptic fragments of the Asclepius.
Please note: out of print, new revised ed. forthcoming