"The public thermal facilities depicted on the Tabula Peutingeriana (Peteutingerian Panel) identify those buildings particularly fit for restoration and refurnishing. Travelers, for their part, could find lodgings in or near the areas surrounding these establishments.” (Strabo XII 8, 17).
The location of the Ange Waters near Sambiase is, according to scientific literature, due to the presence of thermal-mineral springs with which the Waters are associated, although in the Tabula Peutingeriana there is no verifiable connection between the Waters and these springs.
The error is obviously deeply rooted and closely tied to the myth of the Siren Ligea who had a tomb and cult at Terina, a very ancient city of the 7th and 6th centuries B.C., colonized by people from Croton in the 5th century B.C, and destroyed by Hannibal in 203 B.C. The tragic poet from Calchis, Licophron (4th to 3rd centuries B.C.) in Canto III, verses 97-101 of “Cassandra” (Gargiulli’s translation) says:
people of the sea will give burial To Ligea,
and adds further on: Ares with his purifying waters often washes the tomb of the young girl of the bird-like feet, the Siren Ligea.
One sees the same myth expressed on a rare medal of the Terinesians—as written by Lenormant (Greater Greece, Landscapes and History, Paris, 1881-1884)—“having on the obverse the head of the a woman in a wreath of bay leaves and, on the reverse, a winged female figure seated on a stand, facing left, with a caduceus in her left hand and in her right hand a large vase resting on her knees into which water is flowing from a lion’s head situated in a wall of square stones; she has at her feet a swan swimming in a fountain; on the stand on which she is seated is the caption 'Aghe.' This coin-like object alludes certainly to a sacred fountain, probably endowed with medicinal benefits, which was supposed to exist at Terina.”