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“Celtic” and Mediterranean Interaction-(ΚΕΛΗΤΕΣ-CELTS AND THRACIANS-PART ID)

(BEING   CONTINUED FROM    23/11/17) 24.1 Introduction1 The Gauls, a vast horde of men, whether moved by shortage of land or hope of plunder, feeling assured that no people through which they would pass was their match in war, under the … Continue reading

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“Celtic” and Mediterranean Interaction-(ΚΕΛΗΤΕΣ-CELTS AND THRACIANS-PART IC)

(BEING   CONTINUED FROM    27/08/16) The same composition was repeated in one of the ellipsoid cheek-pieces as well. Here,too, the arc with hatches, outlining the appliqué from the outside, plays also the role of asemantic element: the mane of the animals. … Continue reading

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“Celtic” and Mediterranean Interaction-(ΚΕΛΗΤΕΣ-CELTS AND THRACIANS-PART IB)

(BEING   CONTINUED FROM    11/12/15) CELTS AND THRACIANS The style of the reliefs of the cauldron also provides abundant information about theirlinks with Thrace. Naturally, the stylistic characteristics and the ethnic belonging of the art of  the Late Hellenistic Age constitute … Continue reading

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“Celtic” and Mediterranean Interaction-(ΚΕΛΗΤΕΣ-CELTS AND THRACIANS-PART IA)

(BEING   CONTINUED FROM    14/03/15) Abstract Thracians and Celts are the two largest ethnic groups in ancient Europe. They belong to the family of Indo-European peoples who share common elements of both language and culture. They inhabited the periphery of ancient … Continue reading

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“Celtic” and Mediterranean Interaction-(ΚΕΛΗΤΕΣ-CELTS-PART I)

(BEING   CONTINUED FROM    1/07/14) The Dagda Dagda’s Harp The supreme god of the Celtic pantheon appears to have been the Dagda. The name means the ‘Good God’, not good in a moral sense, but good at everything, or all-powerful. The … Continue reading

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“Celtic” and Mediterranean Interaction-(ΚΕΛΗΤΕΣ-CELTS-PART Θ)

(BEING   CONTINUED FROM    3/10/13) Celtic Christianity Celtic Cross While the regions under Roman rule adopted Christianity along with the rest of the Roman empire, unconquered areas of Ireland and Scotland moved from Celtic polytheism to Christianity in the 5th century. … Continue reading

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“Celtic” and Mediterranean Interaction-(ΚΕΛΗΤΕΣ-CELTS-PART H)

(BEING   CONTINUED FROM    13/01/13) The Celts The term Celts (pronounced “kelts” or “selts”) were an Indo-European and ethno-linguistically diverse group of tribal societies in Iron Age and Roman-era Europe who spoke Celtic languages. The earliest archaeological culture that may justifiably … Continue reading

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