Attested: Aquis Sulis on iter 14 of the Antonine Itinerary; Ptolemy 2,3,28 Υδατα Θερμα, a πολις of the Βελγαι tribe.
Where: The hot springs at Bath, Somerset, ST750647, where there is ample evidence from curse tablets and inscriptions of the presiding goddess Minerva Sulis.
Name origin: Aquae (nominative of Aquis) = ‘waters’. The Greek means ‘hot waters’.
Notes: There was another Υδατα Θερμα in north-east Spain (Ptolemy 2,6,70), which Pliny (3,23) called Aquae calidae, probably at Caldes de Montbui. An unpublished article available on request discusses possible meanings of Sulis.
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