Aquae Sulis

Attested:  AI iter 14 Aquis Sulis  Ptolemy 2,3,28 Υδατα Θερμα, a πολις of the Βελγαι tribe.

Where:  The hot springs at Bath, Somerset, ST750648, where there is ample evidence from curse tablets and inscriptions of the presiding goddess Minerva Sulis.

Name originAquae (nominative of Aquis) = ‘waters’.  The Greek means ‘hot waters’.

Notes:  An article submitted for publication (preprint available on request) explains the most likely meaning of Sulis.

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Last Edited: 10 June 2016