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War, Women, and Druids: Eyewitness Reports and Early Accounts of the Ancient Celts

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"I know of no other work that pulls this sort of material together and groups it by such helpful categories (war, feasting, poetry, religion, women, etc.). I will certainly value it in my library and... as recommended reading for several of my courses. It will be a nice companion to Freeman's Ireland and the Classical World." --Patrick K. Ford, Professor and Chair of Celti ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by University of Texas Press (first published 2002)
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Sheila
Sep 01, 2014 Sheila rated it it was amazing
Through descriptions left by classical writers and historians, Freeman pieces together the culture of the Celts in Europe. The first chapter, "War," tells of Celtic tactics, weapons, and strategy. Aristotle describes Celtic warriors as "being absolutely without fear" (2). Freeman inserts accounts of different Celtic tribes across Europe, including Gaul and the northern Balkans. He also makes note of the separation between mainland Celts and those in the Western Isles, Britain and Ireland.
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Pedro
Jul 16, 2009 Pedro rated it really liked it
A great work ! Freeman's book is able to present to in a very clear and concise way how the Ancient Celts were presented by Greek and Roman authors.
The book covers interesting topics such as Religion, the British Isles, Celtic Women and War.
Freeman's book plus David Rankin's Celts and the Classical World are a perfect combination for those who are interest in both Ancient History and also in Celtic Studies.
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Rachel
Jan 03, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
Great collection of first person sources, and nicely concise. Translations can be questionable, but the author admits to this and offers other possibilities when possible.
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Sep 23, 2011 Maya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I teach Classics and Celtic studies at Luther College in the beautiful little town of Decorah, Iowa. I did my doctoral work at Harvard and taught at Boston University and Washington University in St. Louis before coming to Luther to help run the Classics department. I love teaching and see my writing as an extension of my work in the classroom. I hope you enjoy the books as much as I enjoyed writi ...more
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