b. in Mesopotamia (Assyria);
active in Rome ca. AD 165–172, possibly returned to the East afterwards;
Early Christian author, pupil of Iustinus  ; later rejected by the official Church as the founder of an heretic (‘Encratitic’) sect.
Of his numerous exegetic and theological works, only the Address to the Greeks (Lógos pros Héllēnas; Hell.) is ext…