Saint Aristides the Philosopher

Saint Aristides the PhilosopherAlso known as

  • Aristides of Athens
  • Aristide Marciano



Early Christian writer and philosopher. Taught philosophy in Athens, Greece. Presented an explanation of Christianity to Emperor Hadrian in 133, a work inspired by the persecution of Christians, and which led to an imperial decree that paused the imperial antiChristian policy. Wrote an account of the Passion of Saint Dionysius the Areopagite.


MLA Citation

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