damasus restored all the catacombs, after they had been damaged during the persecution under Julian the Apostate.
In the right aisle are preserved some of the verses of Pope damasus.
Tralles produced also celebrated orators, Dionysocles, and after him damasus, surnamed Scombrus.
From the outset the prefect of Rome recognized the claims of damasus, and exerted himself to support him.
The ardor of damasus and Ursinus, to seize the episcopal seat, surpassed the ordinary measure of human ambition.
damasus showed great zeal in discovering the tombs of martyrs, adorning them with precious marbles and monumental inscriptions.
Paulinus promised to communicate on the subject with damasus.
To him damasus entrusted the revision of the Latin text of the Bible and other works of religious erudition.
The words of Pope damasus were then specially significant and emphatic.
damasus died in 384, on the 11th of December, the day on which his memory is still celebrated.