Alexander of Lycopolis
ALEXANDER OF LYCOPOLIS, lɑi-kep´ō-lis or lic´´ɵp´ō-lis: Alleged author of a work against the
doctrines of the Manicheans, written in Greek,
probably about 300. He was therefore
contemporary with the first apostles of Manicheism in
Egypt. Photius (Contra Manichæos, i. 11) calls
him bishop of Lycopolis (in the Thebaid), but the
work (which is an important source for the
Manichean system) does not even justify the inference
that the writer was a Christian, and nothing is
known of his life. The work was published by F.
Combefis in his Auctarium novissimum, ii. (Paris,
1672) 3-21, and is reprinted in MPG, xviii. 409-448.
It has been edited, with a good introduction, by
A. Brinkmann (Leipsic, 1895); Eng. transl. in ANF,