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Diodore of Tarsus’ Treatise Against the Manichaeans: A New Fragment

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Diodore of Tarsus’ treatise Against the Manichaeans is well attested in ancient sources. However, modern scholars believe that it is completely lost. This assumption is only partially correct, for there exists a short unpublished fragment, which will be edited hereinafter for the first time. The fragment, reported in the Clavis Patrum Graecorum, is quoted in an anonymous florilegium of codex Vatopedi 236, entitled ‘Against those who say that human souls pre-exist bodies’. Following the research undertaken by Pedersen and DelCogliano, I will contextualize Diodore’s writing within the Antiochene tradition of anti-Manichaean writings.

Affiliations: 1: Università degli Studi di


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