Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Basilides


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Basilides was a philosopher who was one of the main proponents of Gnosticism in second-century Alexandria. He was active and it is clear that although the strains of Christian doctrine which eventually became a more or less coherent orthodoxy viewed them as heretics, they saw themselves, and would appear to pagans, as Christians.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011