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Eustochium
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Virtually all information about Eustochium (c. 368–c. 419 CE) comes from her ascetic and biblical mentor, Jerome, who dedicated many works to her (alone or together with Paula). She is mentioned in a short note on Paula and her monastery in Palladius’ Lausiac History (41).

Born Eustochium Julia at Rome, the daughter of Paula, sister of Blesilla and Paulina, and sister-in-law of Pammachius, she was in her early teens when she met Jerome, who describes her young self as inseparable from her mother. Jerome endear…

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Beshay, Michael, “Eustochium”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 09 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00001196>
First published online: 2020



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