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Roman virgin martyr who suffered, according to R. M., under Decius, refusing both to marry her pagan fiancé Eugenius and to sacrifice to the gods. Her unreliable Acts were known to and used by Aldhelm in his treatises on Virginity. Feast: 23 December.

Propylaeum, p. 597; B.L.S., vii. 74.

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