14. Of PANNONIA. Gennadius (De Virt Illustribus,
100.75) calls him PAULUS PRESBYTER, and states that he knew from his own testimony (ex lictis ejus), that he was a Pannonian; but does not say to what church he belonged.
He lived probably in the fifth century--Trithemius and Cave say in A. D. 430,--and wrote De Virginitate servanda et contemtu Mundi ac Vitae institutione Libri duo
addressed to a holy virgin Constantia.
He took the opportunity of abusing "the heretic Jovinian," the great opponent of monasticism [HIERONYMUS], as a luxurious glutton.
The work is lost.
In some MSS. of Gennadius, and by Honorins of Autun (De Scriptor. Eccles.
2.74), he is called, not. Paulus, but Petrus. (Cave, Hist. Litt.
vol. i. p. 414; Trithemius, De Scriptor. Eccles.
100.146; Fabricius, Biblioth. Med. ct Infim. Latinitat.
vol. v. p. 217, ed. Mansi.)