Tatianus (Tatian the Assyrian)
(1,079 words)

b. in Mesopotamia (Assyria);

active in Rome ca. AD 165–172, possibly returned to the East afterwards;

Early Christian author, pupil of Iustinus [6] ; 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…

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Loessl, Josef, “Tatianus (Tatian the Assyrian)”, 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_0213>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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