This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Dámasos (Δάμασος)”, which in turn derives from “damázō (δαμάζω)” meaning “tame, subdue, control, subdue, conquer, rule over”. Pope Saint Damasus I was the Bishop of Rome from 366 to 384. He was born around 305, probably near the city of Egitania, Lusitania, in what is the present-day village of Idanha-a-Velha, Portugal, then part of the Western Roman Empire. His life coincided with the rise of Emperor Constantine I and the reunion and re-division of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires, which is associated with the legitimization of Christianity and its later adoption as the official religion of the Roman state in 380.
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