THE GOD OF SOCRATES by Lucius Apuleius (Limited Edition Letterpress)

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As the final release from Heptangle Books, this work has been
printed by handset letterpress & is a limited edition of 1000 copies.

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As the final release from Heptangle Books, this work has been printed by handset letterpress & is a limited edition of 1000 copies.

The classical author of The Golden Asse, Lucius Apuleius, here delivers a tract of serious philosophy. This work puts forth the view of the nature of the Daemon prior the Judaeo-Christian corruption of that character to Demon. Herein is analysis of genius & Socrates represents the model.“You may call this daemon in our tongue, according to interpretation, a Genius, I know not whether rightly, but certainly at my peril; because this God (or daemon), who in the mind of everyone, though it is immortal, nevertheless, it is after a certain manner generated with man; so that those prayers by which implore the Genius, & which we employ when we embrace the knees genua of those whom we supplicate, appear to me to testify our connexion & union …”

55 pgs., 5” x 7”. Handsewn on linen tapes with price clipped dust jacket else fine.

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