Clement of Alexandria

Clement of Alexandria (Titus Flavius Clemens). b. Athens, ca. 150; d. Caesarea, Cappadocia, ca. 215/220. What little is known of Clement’s life is found in the writings of Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 260/265- ca. 339/340). Clement was born at Athens and educated there, becoming familiar with Greek literature and culture. He acquired a remarkable knowledge of Plato and of other philosophers such as Philo of Alexandria. After some travelling he settled in Alexandria, where he became a renowned Christian teacher. Together with Pantænus, whom he succeeded in the catechetical school, ca.190, he taught there until 202, when the persecution of Severus caused him to leave for Caesarea. His...

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