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Jerome (c. 340–419 CE) was born at Stridon, a Dalmatian fortress somewhere on the border between Dalmatia and Pannonia, destroyed by the Goths circa 379 CE. He was raised in a Christian household consisting of his father (Eusebius), mother (unnamed), grandmother (unnamed), and maternal aunt (Castorina). His father’s Greek name may be evidence of immigration from the Greek-speaking eastern Mediterranean, possibly as part of the wave of immigrants into Dalmatia dur…

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Beshay, Michael, “Jerome”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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