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Clement of Alexandria
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I. Life – II. Work – III. Influence

I. Life

Little is known about the life of Titus Flavius Clemens (c. 150 ce – 215 ce), who was called Clement of Alexandria after the city where he was active as a Christian philosopher and teacher. He was possibly born in Athens into a non-Christian family. Before coming to Alexandria, he traveled around looking for mentors, but the only teacher whom he mentions by name is Pantaenus. According to Eusebius, Hist. eccl. V 10.1; VI 6.1, 13.1, Pantaenus headed a school of …

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van den Hoek, Annewies, “Clement of Alexandria”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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