By Kathryn Hinds

ISBN-10: 0761440623

ISBN-13: 9780761440628

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A lot of wine was usually served on these occasions, sometimes leading to a dangerous mix of drunkenness and hot tempers. It was not unknown for single combats and mock battles at feasts to lead to serious injury or even death. FEASTING seem to have been in what is now southern Germany—one of them had a rampart five miles around that required sixty tons of iron to make the nails that held the timbers in place. In central France, archaeologists have been excavating Bibracte, the major city of the Aedui tribe.

Encouraged by the ruler of yet another kingdom, they moved to a mountainous area in central Asia Minor. This region became known as Galatia (from Galatae, a Greek name for the Celts). Here, the historian Justinus wrote, “the numbers of Galatians grew so great that they filled Asia Minor like a swarm. ” Galatians fought for the kings of Greece, Macedonia, Syria, and most of the kings of Asia Minor. But the “eastern kings” who relied most on the Galatians were probably those who ruled Egypt. The first Celts in Egypt were four thousand mercenaries hired by King Ptolemy II, probably in the 270s BCE, to help fight his rebellious half brother.

Many were extremely spacious and some even had a covered porch in front of the door and a gallery or balcony inside. Caesar took two legions with him to Britain and of course fought against British forces. He noted that the British warriors had “a more [ 56 000000000000000000000000000000 ancient celts ] terrible appearance in [a] fight” because they colored their skin blue with a dye made from the woad plant. He also described the way British warriors used chariots in battle: Firstly, they drive about in all directions and throw their weapons and generally break the ranks of the enemy .

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