Many writings have come down to us from the days of the early church from wonderful preachers, teachers, and writers whose names were subsequently lost, or at least detached from their writings. In many ways, this is quite meaningful — the Early Church Fathers were more intent on passing on the apostolic tradition, which is the common patrimony of all Christians, than upon contribution something new and personal, originating in themselves.  For more on the Early Church, see When the Church Was Young, Voices of the Early Fathers by Marcellino D'Ambrosio (Dr. Italy).