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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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AN APPROACH ABOUT KELTOI (ELast) – ART ELEMENTS

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  26/02/13) A)Heuneburg, Germany The Hinesburg localized on map   I. Site A fortified hill settlement located on the Danube, the Heuneburg has been partially excavated and lavishly although not conclusively published.1 Less than half of the interior … 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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AN APPROACH ABOUT KELTOI (D) – celtic clothing 2last

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  17/06/12) Figure 18- The Roman copy of the Suicidal or Ludovisi Gaul from the victory monument erected by Attalus I at Pergamum soon after 230 B.C. (Attalus Suicidal Gaul) Creating the Costume- So what do we know … Continue reading

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

(BEING   CONTINUED FROM    10/06/12) The Vends and the Celts The bearers of the Hallstatt culture (Vends) and the La Tène culture (Celts) in relation to the pre-Roman period Dr. Jožko Šavli Lately, several countries and nations are putting special emphasis … Continue reading

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AN APPROACH ABOUT KELTOI (C) – celtic clothing 1

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  03/11/11) (with Greek and Roman Influence) from the Iron Age-a Realistic View Based on What We Know What, When, Where and Why? Documentation and reproduction of period ‘Celtic’ clothing for reenactment purposes is a subject which not … Continue reading

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

(BEING   CONTINUED FROM    7/12/11) Sex and Gender Interpreting Iron Age finds requires the use of archaeological method. Two main types of evidence provide our data: excavated finds and literary sources from the classical Mediterranean. Both classes of evidence are incomplete, … Continue reading

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Ποιοι ήταν οι Κέλτες;

Οι μεγαλύτεροι εξαγωγείς όπλων και υποδημάτων της αρχαιότητας έπνιγαν στην μπίρα τους ανίκανους βασιλιάδες. Όμως εξαφανίστηκαν λόγω της θρυλικής φυλετικής τους υπερηφάνειας. Οι Έλληνες και οι Ρωμαίοι τούς θεωρούσαν βάρβαρους και πολεμοχαρείς, σύμφωνα με τον Διόδωρο τον Σικελιώτη. Διόλου τυχαία, … Continue reading

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

(BEING   CONTINUED FROM    25/6/11) The “Celtic” Drinking Banquet I. The Problem of the “Celtic” Trinkfest and its Derivation “Celtic” drunkenness is a favorite topos of classical authors; much fascinated description is devoted to “Celtic” feasts (see Rankin 1987/1996; Herm 1976). … Continue reading

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AN APPROACH ABOUT KELTOI (B) – arganthoonios = him who flourishes like or with argyrus(argent,silver,lt.bright,slow),arganthodannos=him who delivers the flowers of argyrus

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 20/05/11) Examples from the Tartessian inscriptions and  tentative translations Tonight, this handful of examples will have to do to show that the oldest writtenlanguage of western Europe can be read as Celtic without excessive ingenuity,that is, with … Continue reading

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

(BEING   CONTINUED FROM    20/1/11) Mortuary Analysis Mortuary analysis — why? The vast bulk of material remains from Early Iron Age Europe was found in tombs. Exceptions include objects from unclear find contexts, those from hoards or river deposits, sparse finds … Continue reading

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AN APPROACH ABOUT KELTOI (A) – arganthoonios = him who flourishes like or with argyrus(argent,silver,lt.bright,slow),arganthodannos=him who delivers the flowers of argyrus

The modern concept of the Celts equates three categories of evidence: • (first) people called Keltoí by the Greeks, • (second) the ancient Celtic languages, and • (third) the Hallstatt and La Tène archaeological cultures. To locate the origins of … Continue reading

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

(CONTINUED FROM  4/09/10)   I. Who Were the “Celts” ? The Questions. This section addresses a range of questions surrounding the basic issue of the identity of people who created “Celtic” art. It is noteworthy that it is standard practice … Continue reading

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