Sage, scientist, and sorcerer, Hermes Trismegistus was the culture-hero of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt. This book argues that the technical and philosophical Hermetica, apparently so different, might be seen as aspects of a single way of Hermes.
Garth Fowden is a research fellow at the Center for Greek and Roman Antiquity of the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, and the author of Empire to Commonwealth: Consequences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity.
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Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology