BASSA (Saint) Martyr (March 6) (3rd century) A Christian woman, martyred at Corinth, or as others say, at Nicomedia. With her suffered her husband, Claudianus, and other two, Victor and Victorinus. It is added that Bassa had been three years in prison before being put to the torture and executed. There is great uncertainty as to the date of their martyrdom; and some opinions are to the effect that this was a group of Syrian Saints who suffered in their own country. Perhaps this Saint Bassa is no other than the Martyr of that name commemorated on August 21.