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Baiae

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Dependency of Cumae, said to have been named after Baios, a companion of Odysseus. It never became a municipium, but flourished as a fashionable spa and resort, thanks to volcanic ...

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Bath

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In Somerset, is the site of a Roman spa, Aquae Sulis, probably built in the 1st and 2nd cents ad.

In the 18th cent. Bath was transformed into a social resort by Richard (‘Beau’)...

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healing gods

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Disease has always been a crisis in the lives of both individuals and communities; to overcome such a crisis has been a major task of religion. Specific gods became patrons of human healers...

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