Clement of Alexandria (Titus Flavius Clemens), born about the middle of the 2nd century, and died between 211 and 216. Born in Athens of wealthy pagan parents he was highly educated as shown by his constant quotation of the Greek poets and philosophers. He traveled in Greece, Italy, Palestine, and finally Egypt. He became the colleague of Pantaenus, the head of the catechetical school of Alexandria, and finally succeeded him as the director of the school. One of his pupils was Origen.

Clement wrote several works in Alexandria, the most important being:  10/21/12  10/21/12  10/21/12