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Cover illustration: Stela of Thoth as ibis, ibis-headed human, and baboon, with Khonsu-Harpocrates (ca. 100–150 CE)

Courtesy of the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam.

Illustration on facing page (flyleaf): Detail from Book of the Dead of the Priest of Horus, Imhotep (Imuthes) Metropolitan Museum of Art, 35.9.20a–w. Image in public domain.

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Names: Bull, Christian H., author.

Title: The tradition of Hermes Trismegistus : the Egyptian priestly figure as a teacher of Hellenized wisdom / edited by Christian H. Bull.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018. | Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, ISSN 0927-7633 ; Volume 186 | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2018020692 (print) | LCCN 2018024407 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004370845 (E-Book) | ISBN 9789004370814 (hardback : alk. paper)

Subjects: LCSH: Hermes, Trismegistus.

Classification: LCC BF1598.H6 (ebook) | LCC BF1598.H6 T73 2018 (print) | DDC 135/.45—dc23

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