Towards Understanding Physis
(pdf)

Since the concept of physis – φύσις – is central to my philosophy of pathei-mathos, it seems apposite to offer a more detailed explanation of the concept, and my usage of it, than I have hitherto given, deriving as the term does from Ancient Greece and used as it is by Heraclitus, Aristotle, and others, and occurring as it does in texts such as the Pœmandres and Ιερός Λόγος tractates of the Corpus Hermeticum.


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Aristotle

Translations from the Ancient Greek

Given below are links to pdf and html files containing copies of some of my Greek translations.

Aeschylus: Agamemnon

Sophocles: Antigone

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

Sappho – Poetic Fragments

The Odyssey (Books 1, 2, 3)

Corpus Hermeticum: Eight Tractates
A compilation containing translations of and commentaries on tractates
I, III, IV, VI, VIII, XI, XII, XIII

Notes on Aristotle, Metaphysics, 987b

Notes on Aristotle, Metaphysics, 1015a

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Many of the translations are also available as printed books, in 11 x 8.5 inches format, which is somewhat larger than the conventional ‘trade paperback’.

° The Agamemnon of Aeschylus
ISBN-13: 978-1484128220

° Sophocles – Oedipus Tyrannus
ISBN-13: 978-1484132104

° Sophocles – Antigone
ISBN-13: 978-1484132067

° Homer – The Odyssey: Books 1, 2 & 3
ISBN-13: 978-1495402227

° Corpus Hermeticum: Eight Tractates
ISBN-13: 978-1976452369
A compilation containing translations of and commentaries on tractates I, III, IV, VI, VIII, XI, XII, XIII


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The link below is to a pdf file of the second edition of my complete translation of, and commentary on, the Pœmandres/Pymander tractate of the Corpus Hermeticum.

Pymander – Corpus Hermeticum
(pdf)

The work is also available as a printed book: ISBN 978-1495470684


N.B. This has now been superseded by the compilation Corpus Hermeticum: Eight Tractates which contains translations of and commentaries on tractates I, III, IV, VI, VIII, XI, XII, XIII.

Gratis Open Access: https://davidmyatt.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/eight-tractates-v2-print.pdf

Printed book: ISBN-13: 978-1976452369. 190 pages. 2017.


Image credit:

Page from the 1577 CE book Iamblichvs De mysteriis Ægyptiorvm, Chaldæorum, Assyriorum: Proclvs in Platonicum Alcibiadem de anima, atque dæmone, Idem De sacrificio & magia: Porphyrivs De diuinis atq, dæmonib: Psellvs De dæmonibus: Mercvrii Trismegisti Pimander, Eiusdem Asclepius.

The book contains the Latin text of the Corpus Hermeticum.