Alchemical Fragments of Hermes

Category: Neoplatonism > Works of Hermes (“Hermetica”)

1 Introduction

Berthelot & Ruelle (not the most recent; )

2 Translated fragments

A fragment “from Synesius the philosopher to Dioscorus,
on the book of Democritus, as it were in scholia”

If quicksilver is one (thing), how can it be different (things at the same time)? – […] Have you not heard (i.e., ‘read’) Hermes say, “The white honeycomb and the yellow honeycomb”?

+Fragmenta: Ποίησις ἀσβέστου
(-Philosophus Anonymus. Philosophus Christianus.)

3 Translated paraphrases

+Fragmenta: Ὅτι σύνθετον καὶ οὐχ ἁπλοῦν τὸ εἶδος καὶ τίς ἡ οἰκονομία

+Fragmenta: Τίς ἡ τῶν ἀρχαίων ἄσβεστος
+Fragmentum alchemicum (sine titulo) (e cod. Venet. Marc. 299, fol. 100r)

Fragments of Hermes in Zosimus‘ Arabic works