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Diognetus, Epistle to
(774 words)

Greek Christian treatise;

composed by an anonymous author (late 2nd cent. AD to 202/ 203), probably in Alexandria.

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Not a letter, but a Christian exhortation; composed in the vicinity, and under the influence of Clemens [3] of Alexandria, and fictitiously addressed to a young pagan named Diognetus [4]. Judaism and paganism are refuted, and the teachings and the life of Christians are sketched briefly. The work presents an introduction to …

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Prostmeier, Ferdinand, “Diognetus, Epistle to”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0076>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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