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The Gnostic Society Library

Thrice-Greatest Hermes - Volume 3

by G.R.S. Mead

p. 220



Libellus pro Christianis1 xxviii.; Schwartz (E.), p. 57, 24 (Leipzig, 1891). 2

Athenagoras was acquainted with a Greek literature circulated under the name of Hermes Trismegistus, to whom he refers as authority for his euhemeristic contention that the gods were once simply men. 3


220:1 Written probably about 176-177 A.D.

220:2 In Texte u. Untersuchungen (von Gebhardt and Harnack), Bd. iv.

220:3 Cf. R, pp. 2 and 160.

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