Tomorrow we begin Tatian the Assyrian (c. 120 – c. 180), student of Justin Martyr. Tatian is most famous for his Gospel harmony, the Diatessaron, but here at Read the Fathers, we’ll be reading his apologetic work, Address to the Greeks.

Besides the translation in ANF 2:65-83, you can find this work in the following translations:


Oratio ad Graecos and Fragments. Ed. and trans. M. Whittaker. Oxford Early Christian Texts. Oxford 1982.


Recherches sur le Discours aux Grecs de Tatien. Trad. A. Puech. Paris, 1903, pp. 107-158.


Bibliothek der Kirchenväter, 2. Auflage, hrsg. von O. Bardenhewer u. a. Erste Reihe. Band 12 (1913), 195-257.


Taziano il Siro. Discorsi ai Greci: Apologetica cristiana e dogmi delle cultura pagana. A cura di S. di Cristina. Roma 1991.


Padres Apologistas Griegos (s. II). Introducciones, texto griego, versión española y notas de D. Ruiz Bueno. Madrid 1954, pp. 572-628.