The History of Leith

October 21, 2012

Place names on Ptolemy’s Map of Scotland

Place names shown on Ptolemy’s map usually derive from a Celtic root name, complete Latin names are rare. It is reasonable to assume therefore that most Roman names derive from an original native term for a site, the obvious exception being Victoria, where the legionary fortress was named after the victory of Mons Graupius of the preceding year. for more click here

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