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Aristocratic Roman Christian woman (347-404),  to Iulius Toxotius; her children: Blaesilla († 384/5), Eustochium (†419), Rufina, Paulina ( to the Senator Pammachius), Toxotius ( to Laeta). P. belonged to the circle of women around Marcella [1], left Rome in August 385 together with Hieronymus [8] and Eustochium, settled with them in Bethlehem and founded monastic communities for women and men. Hieronymus wrote the letters 30, 33, 39 to her, dedicated numerous commentaries to her (and Eustochium) and, after her death (26.1…

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Letsch-Brunner, Silvia (Zürich), “Paula”, 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 06 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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