Carpocrates, a Gnostic of Alexandria in the second century, probably during the reign of Hadrian (A.D. 117-138). Of his personal history little is known. Clement of Alexandria speaks of his son Epiphanes, who died at seventeen, and was honored as . god at Sama, in Cephallenia. — Clemens, Strom. 3:428; Lardner, Works, 8:393. SEE CARPOCRATIANS.

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