or, more commonly, Lutetia Parisiōrum
(Paris). The capital
of the Parisii in Gallia Lugdunensis, was situated on an island (now La Cité) in
the Sequana (Seine), and was connected with the banks of the river by two wooden bridges.
Under the emperors it became a place of importance, and the chief naval station on the
Sequana. Here Julian was proclaimed emperor, A.D. 360, at which time the name of the place was
changed to Parisii. Remains of a great Roman bath belonging to a palace still exist near the
Boulevard St. Michel. See Caes. B. G.
vi. 3; vii. 58; Ammian. Marcel. xvii. 2,
8; xx. 4; and Hoffbauer, Paris à travers les Ages