↠´ The Philosopher and the Druids: A Journey Among the Ancient Celts ¶ Download by ↠´ Philip Freeman

↠´ The Philosopher and the Druids: A Journey Among the Ancient Celts ¶ Download by ↠´ Philip Freeman Early In The First Century BC A Greek Philosopher Named Posidonius Began An Ambitious And Dangerous Journey Into The Little Known Lands Of The Celts A Man Of Great Intellectual Curiosity And Considerable Daring, Posidonius Traveled From His Home On The Island Of Rhodes To Rome, The Capital Of The Expanding Empire That Had Begun To Dominate The Mediterranean From There Posidonius Planned To Investigate For Himself The Mysterious Celts, Reputed To Be Cannibals And Savages His Journey Would Be One Of The Great Adventures Of The Ancient World Posidonius Journeyed Deep Into The Heart Of The Celtic Lands In Gaul There He Discovered That The Celts Were Not Barbarians But A Sophisticated People Who Studied The Stars, Composed Beautiful Poetry, And Venerated A Priestly Caste Known As The Druids Celtic Warriors Painted Their Bodies, Wore Pants, And Decapitated Their Foes Posidonius Was Amazed At The Celtic Women, Who Enjoyed Greater Freedoms Than The Women Of Rome, And Was Astonished To Discover That Women Could Even Become Druids Posidonius Returned Home And Wrote A Book About His Travels Among The Celts, Which Became One Of The Most Popular books Of Ancient Times His Work Influenced Julius Caesar, Who Would Eventually Conquer The People Of Gaul And Bring The Celts Into The Roman Empire, Ending Forever Their Ancient Way Of Life Thanks To Posidonius, Who Could Not Have Known That He Was Recording A Way Of Life Soon To Disappear, We Have An Objective, Eyewitness Account Of The Lives And Customs Of The Ancient Celts Freeman marches through literally every aspect of Celtic society The Celts were usually classified as barbaric hoards, which was common in the ancient world The reader is now able to understand Celtic society, from the perspective of the Celts.
The Greek philosopher Posidonius travels to Gaul, and observes the Celtic world Freeman pieces together what is left of Posidonius s journal Freeman also uses other ancient sources, and various archaeological discoveries, to explain ancient Celtic society.
Tribal customs, religious practices, social hierarchy, art work, weapons, and of course their fierce warrior culture, are explained in the book.
I have always enjoyed reading about the ancient Greek and Roman world Freeman s book gives us a great insight, into the Celtic society of the same time period This book also has a good flow, and is fun to read.


This book, as I recall, provides a fascinating historical look at the Celtic Druids I bought it early in my research and foolishly loaned it out to a clergy associate Needless to say the book did not come back so I ordered a second copy It is that relevant to my research and my home library.
Well written, to the information factually accurate as far as the investigation I have been doing into the subject matter, I think if you are interested in either Philosophy, I am one or The Druids, I am a follower of that faith you will find this an easy jump in to the subject, for a beginner, or a refreshing new look as an experienced researcher into the subject matter I recommend this book with full marks.