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Caesar"s Druids

Miranda J. Aldhouse-Green

Caesar"s Druids

an ancient priesthood

by Miranda J. Aldhouse-Green

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Druids and Druidism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMiranda Aldhouse-Green.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL910 .A43 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23614309M
    ISBN 109780300124422
    LC Control Number2009026499

    If Caesar was not exaggerating the power and sophistication of the Gallic Druid organisation for his own ends then the Druids of Gaul were uniquely highly developed. It is the glamour of Caesar’s Gallic society of Druids that scholars have often projected onto Britain and Ireland for the past years.   The Celtic Druids, inhabited the area of Europe once known as Gaul, where they were eventually conquered by the Romans. One of the best written accounts of the ancient Druids comes from Julius Caesar who described them as a civilized, wise, and noble people, with the exception of their alleged ritual human sacrifice.

      Ancient chroniclers, including Julius Caesar himself, made the Druids and their sacred rituals infamous throughout the Western world. But in fact, as Miranda Aldhouse-Green shows in this fascinating book, the Druids' day-to-day lives were far less lurid and much more : Miranda Aldhouse-Green. Probably the suitors who appealed to them were equites (§ 3), who alone could afford the expense of the journey, and who, having, as Caesar says (§ 3), unlimited rights over their dependants, may have settled their petty disputes without having recourse to Druids. The Druids had not a monopoly of jurisdiction.

    Start studying Latin De Bello Gallico Caesar Book Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.   Caesar, Julius, BCE BCE: Author of introduction, etc. De Quincey, Thomas, Translator: McDevitte, W. A. (William Alexander) Title "De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries Contents: The war in Gaul -- The civil war. Language: English: LoC Class: PA: Language and Literatures: Classical Languages and Literature: Subject.


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Ancient chroniclers, including Julius Caesar himself, made the Druids and their sacred rituals infamous throughout the Western world.

But in fact, as Miranda Aldhouse-Green shows in this fascinating book, the Druids’ day-to-day lives were far less lurid and much more by: 2. Aldhouse-Green is a scholar who writes well enough to hold my interest and the book is well organized and indexed.

It is much more a post-doctoral treatise than a popular. Druids are a murky topic. Julius Caesar wrote of them in Gaul and Britain.4/5. This book is not only on Julius Caesar, but on the encounter between "two worlds" two cultures different from one another.

The "Debello gallico" is i think the primary resource used to write this fiction. The book is a bit slow on the beginning, but becomes historically and much more interesting while you read/5(6). Ancient chroniclers, including Julius Caesar himself, made the Druids and their sacred rituals infamous throughout the Western world.

But in fact, as Miranda Aldhouse-Green shows in this fascinating book, the Druids’ day-to-day lives were far less lurid and much more significant. A semi-historical fiction novel about the Gauls in the time of Julius Caesar, Druids tells the story of Vercingetorix's friends Ainvar, the Chief Druid at the time.

Ainvar is a total asshole.4/5. The author appears to suggest that the general public conducted the sacrifices, whereas the Druids acted as clergy. However, Julius Caesar apparently never witnessed such a sacrifice or spoke to someone who had.

JULIUS CAESAR'S WRITINGS ABOUT THE DRUIDS. Sponsored link. Julius Caesar's writings on Celtic sacrifices: He wrote: "The whole nation of the Gauls is greatly devoted to ritual observances, and for that reason those who are smitten with the more grievous maladies and who are engaged in the perils of battle either sacrifice human victims or vow so to do, employing the druids as ministers for.

Ancient chroniclers, including Julius Caesar himself, made the Druids and their sacred rituals infamous throughout the Western world. But in fact, as Miranda Aldhouse-Green shows in this fascinating book, the Druids' day-to-day lives were far less lurid and much more significant.5/5(3). The earliest extant text that describes the druids in detail is Julius Caesar's Commentarii de Bello Gallico, book VI, written in the 50s or 40s BCE.

A military general who was intent on conquering Gaul and Britain, Caesar described the druids as being concerned with "divine worship, the due performance of sacrifices, private or public, and the interpretation of ritual questions.".

Claude Cueni wrote a semihistorical novel, The Caesar's Druid, about a fictional Celtic druid, servant of Caesar and recorder of Caesar's campaigns. Morgan Llewelyn also wrote a book, Druids, about a Celtic druid who assisted Vercingetorix in his campaign against Julius on: Gaul (present-day France, Luxembourg.

Caesar’s Druids, by Miranda Aldhouse-Green (). This densely written and highly academic book surprised me right off the bat in a couple of ways. This densely written and highly academic book surprised me right off the bat in a couple of ways.

In this book, besides observing Caesar's guile, it is well to note Labienus, who demonstrates initiative and intelligence as he handles difficult positions; moving out, for example, with twenty-five cohorts and some cavalry, then maneuvering and tricking the Treveri into a corner reflects real cunning and results in a victory for the Roman forces.

With regard to the Bardic tradition of the Druids Caesar says 'Once there they are said to have to learn by heart a great deal of poetry; indeed many stay on in training for twenty years. They consider it wrong to commit all these things to writing, though in other matters, indeed both in public and private documents they use the Greek alphabet.

Druid, member of the learned class among the ancient Celts. They acted as priests, teachers, and judges. The earliest records of Druids date from the 3rd century BCE. Very little is known for certain about the Druids, who kept no records of their own. Julius Caesar is the principle source of knowledge about the Druids.

Chapter 1 All Gaul is divided into three parts, one of which the Belgae inhabit, the Aquitani another, those who in their own language are called Celts, in our Gauls, the third.

All these differ from each other in language, customs and laws. The river Garonne separates the Gauls from the Aquitani; the Marne and the Seine separate them from the Belgae.

Buy a cheap copy of Caesar's Druids: An Ancient Priesthood book by Miranda Aldhouse-Green. Ancient chroniclers, including Julius Caesar himself, made the Druids and their sacred rituals infamous throughout the Western world.

But in fact, as Miranda Free shipping over $ Julius Caesar described the Druids he encountered while serving as Governor of the Roman province of Gaul: "The Druids are in charge of all religious matters, superin­tending public and private sacrifices, and explaining superstitions.

A large crowd of young men, who flock to them for schooling, hold the Druids. Julius Caesar encountered the Druids during his conquest of Gaul from 58 to 49 BC. They were priests recruited mainly from the nobility and they were the only men powerful enough to organise opposition to Roman rule throughout the Celtic tribes.

The Stories. Power, education & religion Page Caesar, Gallic War VI extracts. Explore the. Ancient chroniclers, including Julius Caesar himself, made the Druids and their sacred rituals infamous throughout the Western world. But in fact, as Miranda Aldhouse-Green shows in this fascinating book, the Druids' day-to-day lives were far less lurid and much more significant.4/5(29).

Julius Caesar, Gallic War ("Agamemnon", "Hom. ", "denarius") book 1 book 2 book 3 book 4 book 5 book 6 book 7 book 8. chapter: rights without exception as masters over their slaves. But of these two orders, one is that of the Druids, the other that of the knights. This a parallel presentation of the works of Julius Caesar in Latin and English translation.

This includes his Gallic Wars and Civil Wars, plus three shorter works which may have been written by Aulus Hirtius (who is also credited with the 8th book of the Gallic Wars).Beyond its importance as a source document for military and Roman history, Caesar's clean prose style has long made his Gallic.Book Description: Ancient chroniclers, including Julius Caesar himself, made the Druids and their sacred rituals infamous throughout the Western world.

But in fact, as Miranda Aldhouse-Green shows in this fascinating book, the Druids' day-to-day lives were far less lurid and much more significant.C.

Julius Caesar, Gallic War ("Agamemnon", "Hom. Od. ", "denarius") Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position: book: book 1 book 2 book 3 book 4 book 5 book 6 book 7 book 8. The Druids do not go to war, nor pay tribute together with the rest; they have an exemption from military service and a dispensation in all matters.