These waters are placed by the Anton. Itin. on the road from Aquae Tarbellicae to Tolosa (Toulouse
), and on this side of Lugdunum Convenarum. Some geographers identify the place with Bagnères-de-Bigorre
in the department of Hautes Pyrénées,
a place noted for its mineral springs; but D'Anville fixes the site at Capbern. Walckenaer, however, places it at Bagnères.
Strabo (p. 190), after mentioning Lugdunum, speaks of the warm springs of the Onesii(τῶν Ὀνησζῶν
), for which unknown name Wesseling and others would read Κονουενων.
Xylander (Holzmann) proposed to read Μονησίων,
and Pliny (4.19
) mentions the Monesi, whose name seems to be preserved in that of the town of Moneins
on the Baise,
in the department of Hautes Pyrénées.
Grosskurd (Translation of Strabo,
vol. i. p. 327) assumes that Aquae Convenarum is Bagnères
in Comminges Bagnères de Bigarre
is proved by an inscription on the public fountain to be the Aquensis Vicus of the Romans, the inhabitants of which were named Aquenses; which seems to confirm the opinion that Aquae Convenarum was a different place.