__THE
MONAD__

In
his *Hieroglyphics*, Horapollo writes:

"...the monad is the source of all
number."

Boas comments on the Monad in his
notes:

"That
the monad is the source of all number is of course a commonplace of Greek
thought, but there is a passage in the *Hermetica* which dwells upon it
and which may be worth referring to here as a Greco-Egyptian source of the
notion. See Stobaeus,I,10 (306), ed.Meineke,p.81, where the monad is described
as the arche and root of all things, containing all numbers and contained by
none, generating all other numbers and generated by itself alone."