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Barbara and Antonina

Title social-status: 
patricians
Biography: 

Barbara and Antonina were sisters, the children of the patricians, Venantius, an ex-monk, and Italica, a Sicilian aristocrat. Pope Gregory I corresponded with both the parents as well as with the daughters. He takes the daughters and their possessions in Syracuse under his protection, in the care of bishop John, after their father dies and they go to Rome.