Alexander of Lycopolis

Alexander Of Lycopolis wrote a short treatise against the Manichaeans, printed in Galland, Biblioth. Veterumt Patru, 4, 73-87. Its title is Α᾿λεξάνδρου Λυλοπολίτου ἐπιστρέψαντος ἐξ ἔθνων, πρὸς τὰς Μανιχαίου δόξας. Photius (Contra Man. i, 11) calls him the archbishop of Lycopolis. He must have flourished early in the 4th century, as he says (c. 2) that he derived his knowledge of Manes' doctrines - ἀπὸ τῶν γνωρίμων τοῦ ανδρός. It has been disputed whether he was a Christian when he wrote the book, or even became one afterwards; but the testimony of Photius seems to settle the latter point.

 
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