Ballerini, Peter and Jerome
Ballerini, Peter And Jerome brothers, priests of Verona, distinguished for their learning. Peter was born in 1698, Jerome in 1702. They lived and studied together, and published, in conjunction and separately, many important works on jurisprudence and theology. Among these were, The Works of Cardinal Norris, containing, among other matters, a Life of the Writer; a History of the various Congregations held for the Reform of the Calendar, at which the cardinal presided: a History of the Donatists, in 2 parts, Supplements, and an Appendix (Verona, 1732, 4 vols. fol.): Sancti Antonini Archiep. Florentini Summa Theologiae, etc. (Verona. 1740-41, 2 vols. fol.); S. Raimundi de Pennaforte Summa Theologicalis, etc. (Verona, 1744). Among the works edited by them may be mentioned the Sermons of Zeno, bishop of Verona, 1739; the works. of John Mathew Gibert, bishop of Verona, 1736; the works of Pope St. Leo, in 3 vols. folio, containing works of that pope which are not to be found in Quesnel's edition. Peter wrote several treatises in behalf of the papacy, especially De Potes. tate s. Pontif. etc. (1765), and De Vi ac ratione prima. tus Pontif. (1766). — Biog. Universelle.