Lives of Illustrious Men – Damasus the Pope


Damasus, bishop of Rome, had a fine talent for making verses and published many brief works in heroic metre. He died in the reign of the Emperor Theodosius at the age of almost eighty.

MLA Citation

  • Saint Jerome. “Damasus the Pope”. Lives of Illustrious Men, with the Authors whom Gennadius Added after the Death of the Blessed Jerome, translated by Ernest Cushing Richardson. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 November 2012. Web. 23 May 2019. <>