Antonia (aunt of Mark Antony)

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Antonia was a daughter of Marcus Antonius the orator, who was the proconsul for the Roman province of Cilicia. She was abducted in Italy, during a visit to Misenum (modern Miseno), by the Cilician pirates with whom her father had so often clashed. Her freedom was obtained only on payment of a large ransom.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Plutarch, Pompey 24
  2. ^ Tansey, Patrick (2010). "Antonia and the Pirates". The Classical Quarterly. Cambridge University Press. 60 (2): 656–658. JSTOR 40984840.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William (1870). "Antonia". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 209.