Roman Britain             

Stage 21                   Roman Bath  (Aquae Sulis)

Read the information in your folder for this stage, then try these questions

Text Box:

 

Memor set up a statue near the altar of the goddess Sulis. The statue has disappeared, but this is the statue base with his name on it. The altar is in the background

Write here the translation of this inscription:

 

 

1.    Where is Bath? (Make sure you can place it on a map of Britain)

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2.    Why did the Celts regard Bath as sacred? What did they do here?

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3.    How did the Romans develop this site when they came to Britain? Include a description of,

a)    the reservoir __________________________________

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b)   the system of plunge baths

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4.    What attracted so many people from far away places to Bath? Give one example of such a visitor and how we know about him or her

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5.    Why was a temple built next to the baths?

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a)    What was placed in front of it? ______________________

b)   What was set up inside it?

Left: Head of Sulis Minerva.from inside the temple.  Above: Gorgon sculpture from the pediment of the temple.

 

 

 
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6.   Make a drawing of the baths and temple about AD100 – using the diagram on page 17 of Stage 21 in your  folder. Try to learn the layout, so that you could label it from memory.

 

The baths and Temple about 100AD

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


7.   Who was Lucius Marcius Memor and how do we know about him?

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8.   What evidence do we have for Aquae Sulis as a tourist Centre?

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9.   Why was Roman bath called “Aquae Sulis”?

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