Hermas of Rome.
Counted among the apostolic fathers.
Shepherd of Hermas.
Hermas at EarlyChurch.
Hermas in the Catholic Encyclopedia.
The Shepherd, by its own account,
was written in Rome (Vision 1.1.1) by a certain Hermas (Vision 1.1.4,
et alii). Is this the same Hermas whom Paul addresses in Romans
16.14? No one knows for certain.
Jerome, On Famous Men 10:
Herman, cuius apostolus Paulus
ad Romanos scribens meminit: Salutate Asyncritum, Phlegonta,
Herman, Patroban, Hermen, et qui cum eis fratres sunt, asserunt
auctorem esse libri qui appellatur pastor et apud quasdam Graeciae
ecclesias iam publice legitur. revera utilis liber, multique de eo
scriptorum veterum usurpavere testimonia, sed apud Latinos pene
Hermas, whom the apostle Paul mentions in
writing to the Romans: Salute Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and
the brethren that are with them, they assert to be the author of the
book which is called the Shepherd
and which is also read publicly in some churches of Greece.
It is in fact a useful book and many of the ancient writers use
testimonies from it, but among the Latins it is almost