By Clement Salaman
The Asclepius is considered one of philosophical books ascribed to the mythical sage of old Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was once believed in classical and renaissance instances to have lived presently after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced on account that classical occasions, is assumed so far from the 2d or third century advert. even though, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its significant other, the Corpus Hermeticum (or the best way of Hermes), the Asclepius describes the main profound philosophical questions within the kind of a talk approximately secrets and techniques: the character of the single, the position of the gods, and the stature of the man or woman. not just does this paintings supply religious assistance, however it can also be a necessary perception into the minds and feelings of the Egyptians in old and classical instances. a few of the perspectives expressed additionally mirror Gnostic ideals which handed into early Christianity.