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[1] Founder of monastic community in Rome, 335-410

Roman aristocrat, Christian, c. 335 to 410/1. As a young widow she founded a monastic women's community on the Aventine and brought in Hieronymus as a teacher from 383 to 385; he wrote letters 23-29, 32, 34, 37, 38, 40-44, 46 (in the name of Paula and Eustochium) and 59, 97 (to M. and Pammachius) to her; important Roman participant in the controversy about Origen (cf. Jer. Ep. 9…

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Letsch-Brunner, Silvia (Zürich), “Marcella”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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