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Pammachius

d.410. Aristocrat and senator, he studied at Rome with Jerome.* When his wife died, he took monastic vows while remaining in the senate, and gave to the poor and the church. He helped Fabiola* establish a hostel for sea-travelers at Portus and left his home as a church (discovered in the Church of SS. John and Paul). Although he found Jerome's letter against Jovinian* too violent, he encouraged Bishop Anastasius (400) to condemn Origenism.* Jerome translated for him Origen's Peri Archon and dedicated to him such books as his commentaries on the Minor Prophets (406) and Daniel (407). He encouraged Numidians to return from Donatism* to the Catholic Church (401). He died in the siege of Rome by Alaric.