De balneis Puteolorum et baiarum, composed between 1212 and 1221 in Naples, Italy, describes the baths of Pozzuoli and Baia and praises their therapeutic virtues. The work is both a scientific treatise and a poetic composition, rich in both classical tensions and medieval imagery.
The author, Peter of Eboli, who had worked as a poet and man of letters in the Norman and Swabian courts, dedicated his work to Frederick II.
We have 2 facsimiles of the manuscript "De Balneis Puteolanis":
- De Balneis Puteolanis facsimile edition published by Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 2000
- Nomina et virtutes balneorum seu De balneis Puteolorum et Baiarum: Codice angelico 1474 facsimile edition published by Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 1962