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Clement I (Romanus)
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The evidence provided by tradition points in two directions: 1. Clement as the author of the letter from the church in Rome to the Corinthian congregation (mentioned by Dionysius of Corinth c. 170, quoted by Eus. Hist. eccl. IV 23.11); 2. Clement as the third successor of Peter (Iren. Haer. III 3.3), after his consecration as bishop of Rome by Peter himself (Tert. Praescr. 32.2). He is said to have been in office from 92 to 101 (Eus. Hist. eccl. III 15.34). Clement of Alexandria calls him an “apostle” (Strom. IV 105.1). The characterization of his office corresponds t…

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Lona, Horacio E., “Clement I (Romanus)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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