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Tatian

(Tatianus; perhaps ca. 110/120—perhaps ca. 172/180). Apologist; b. perhaps E Syria, perhaps of Gk. parents; studied philos.; to Rome perhaps ca. 150/152; pupil of Justin* Martyr; denounced Gk. mythology and philos.; after Justin Martyr's death Tatian engaged in Gnostic speculation (see Gnosticism); Encratite. Works include Oratio ad Graecos; Diatessaron (gen. dated shortly after the middle of the 2d c.).

See also Apologists, 8; Encratism.


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