Index to Barrett’s The magus (London, edition): Including fragments of the book Secret things attributed to Trithemius of Spanheim and Biographia antiqua. To which is added Biographia antiqua, or the lives of the most eminent philosophers, magi, &c.: the whole illustrated with a great variety of curious engravings. point, and that was, that the constable would be killed there. when when he was publishing a new edition of it corrected, BIOGRAPHIA ANTIQUA.

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From a misconstruction put upon the doctrine of the Magi, some considerable misreports of their tenets have been propagated: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

It biobraphia added, that he passed twenty years in the deserts, and there eat nothing but a sort of cheese which was never the worse for age; that the love of wisdom and justice obliged him to retire from the world to a mountain, where he lived in solitude; but when he come down from thence there fell a celestial fire upon it, which perpetually burned; that the king biograohia Persia, accompanied with the greatest lords of his court, approached it for the purpose of putting up prayers to God; that Zoroaster came out from these flames unhurt; that he comforted and encouraged the Persians, and offered sacrifices for them to God; that, afterwards, he did not live indifferently with all sorts of men, but only those who were born for truth, and who were capable of the true knowledge of God, which kind of people are called among the Persians, Magi; that he desired his end might be this, viz.

Justin Martyr informs us, that he predicted the general conflagration of all perishable things, Justin Apolog. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Hyde affirms, that the ancient Persians acknowledge no more than one uncreated principle, which was the good principle, or, in one word, God: But to come to the point: God, nature, and philosophy: Antiquaa, that the same thing is affirmed by Aristotle.

But it was not Mithra, but the true God, that he adored: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: We find no less than five Zoroasters mentioned in history: It has been reported that Zoroaster laughed on the same day he was born, and that. Product details Unknown Binding Publisher: The Persians, who have always been devoted to the highest study of wisdom, performed their biogrraphia in life for the honour of their God; and, although unenlightened and Barbarians, antiwua as men, and not as irrational creatures: This Zoroaster lived in Babylon at the time Pythagoras was brought thither by Cambyses.


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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? After Zoroaster, there were four persons chosen to educate the successor of the king of Persia. Augustin and Orosius have followed the tradition mentioned by Justin.

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The idea which the learned journalist hath given of this performance is sufficient to convince us that it contains a very curious erudition, and profound discussions, which discover many rare and uncommon particulars of a country which we scarce knew any thing of before. Some authors have taken him for Nimrod; others for Assur or Japhet. In this peaceful solitude they instructed him in the antiua of the earth’s motion, likewise of the stars; and from them he learned the pure and sacred rites of religion.

Besides, there are many examples of this kind of worship, not only in the Old, but New Testament, where the women who had been converted to the true faith, upon seeing the angels at the sepulchre of Christ, fell with their faces to the ground and worshipped.

Apuleius, in his Catalogue of all the most famous Magicians of Antiquity, with great justice places Zoroaster in the first rank, and proves him the most ancient of all: It was the ancient boographia to fall prostrate to angels, as being the messengers and representatives of God. Technology Group; 1st edition Language: They accepted the bodies and the fight, on condition they should be assisted by the light, and should at last overcome Arimanius.

Huetius shews aantiqua he was the Moses of the Jews, and mentions an infinite number of particulars in which the accounts we have of Moses agree with the stories related of Zoroaster.


The same writer calls him “the chief interpreter of all divine mysteries,” and says that Antiiqua was chiefly instructed by him.

The Magus, Book II: Biographia Antiqua: Zoroaster

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In respect of the other principle, Arimanius, we must, before we decide either for or against Zoroaster, consider the nature of the antiqha in its most impartial sense.

Several authors affirm, that all the books published hitherto under Zoroaster’s name, some of which are yet extant, are supposititious.

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Eusebius recites a passage which contains a magnificent description of God, and gives it as the very words of Zoroaster in his sacred commentary on the Persian rites. It is affirmed that Pythagoras was Zoroaster’s disciple, under the reign of Cambyses, the son of Cyrus: Hyde professor of the oriental languages in the university of Oxford at Oxford, in the year4to, is one of the most excellent pieces that could possibly be written on such a subject.

But most likely he meant that they boasted of having the secret books of Pythagoras. The bowings and prostrations of the Persians before the holy fire were not a religious observation, but only a civil one. But it is beyond dispute, that one Hystaspes, older than the foundation of Rome, and a great prophet, is mentioned by wntiqua. The resurrection shall come when he shall be vanquished. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. What appears least uncertain. Write a customer review. It has been found amongst Zoroaster’s secret precepts, that we ought to salute the sun, but not that we should adore him with religious worship.

Those who ever read Mr. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. They call him Viographia, and several believe that he came from China, and relate many miraculous things on that head.