Diognetus, Epistle to
(774 words)

Greek Christian treatise;

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


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, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 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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