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date: 01 December 2022

Athenagoraslocked

Athenagoraslocked

  • David Potter

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Christian apologist from Athens and author of two extant works, The Resurrection of the Dead, and the Legatio. The latter is a defence of Christianity composed in the form of a letter to the emperors Marcus *Aurelius and *Commodus. This work is an extremely important, early assertion of Christian propriety against commonplace charges that Christians were atheists and cannibals (see atheism; cannibalism).

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  • Roman Myth and Religion

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