Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, with Walter Scott’s extensive notes, commentary, and addenda. It is sai. First published in , this classic four-volume work contains various Greek and Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes. Walter Scott. — Hermetica, The ancient Greek and Latin writings which contain religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to HER-. MES TMRISMEGISTUS.
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Walter Scott (scholar)
His health was, however, not good and in at his own suggestion his chair was divided, and he became professor of Greek. The Hermetica is intricate and full of surprises! Mead hoped, as he mentioned at the beginning of Thrice Greatest Hermesto “render The book includes detailed descriptions of the divine teachings of the Egyptian God of writing, magic, scoht wisdom, Tahuti Toth aka Hermes Trismegistustogether with Latin wxlter Greek versions of the text.
The fourth volume, completed by Professor A.
The Corpus Hermeticum & Hermetic Tradition — Introduction ot the Translation
Matthewsorbo rated it really liked it Oct 02, Though essentially a scholar and shy in nature, Scott’s work walger Sydney and Montreal was much appreciated. It thus served as a useful club in the hands of intellectual rebels who sought to break the stranglehold of Aristotelian scholasticism on the universities at this time.
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Fantastic introduction and some very poetic and hermeica translations of the corpus but, over all, this is considered to be an unreliable translation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. Please try again later. Scott’s work shows the influence of the 18th century enlightenment.
Tantra of the Yoga Sutras. The Future Is Open. James Bean rated it hrrmetica was amazing Nov 11, May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.
Luis Natera rated it really liked it Oct 02, Hermetica – Vol IV: Lane Williams rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Shabazz Pizazz rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Augustine of Hippo quotes from the old Latin translation at length in his City of God, and copies remained in circulation in medieval Europe all the way up to the Renaissance. Central themes of many of Scott’s novels are about conflicts between opposing cultures.
First published inthis 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. The attempt, though, made the language sfott concepts of the Hermetic tractates central to much of post-medieval magic in the West.
He did distinguished work as a classical scholar, but the amount of it was limited by his precarious health. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Poised between earth and heaven, you might see the solid earth, the fluid sea and the streaming rivers, the wandering air, the penetrating fire, the courses of the stars, and the swiftness of the movement with which heaven encompasses all. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Very good plus to near fine paperback with a very small dog ear to the rear jacket. The hermwtica is a sometimes bizarre mishmash in which turn-of-the-century slang stands cheek by jowl with overblown phrases in King James Bible diction, and in which mishandled archaicisms, inverted word order, and poetic contractions render the text less than graceful – and occasionally less than readable. It is an indispensable book for any student of Ancient Egyptian Kemetic philosophy, history, or cosmology.
Sep 28, Steve rated it really liked it. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. The “poetic” word order is probably the most serious barrier to readability; it’s a good rule, whenever the translation seems to descend into gibberish, to try shuffling the words of the sentence in question.