Originally Posted by WarMachine
Interesting history of your people. I never understood why they fail to mention at least one roman battle in the history books anymore. All they talk about is the influence they had later on in europe. Any info on where i could get more information on obscure areas like this during the empire?
Concerning the Cantabrians Wars, the best book ever wrotten is from Adolf Schulten (1870 – 1960), in his book “The Cántabrians and Asturians and their war with Rome”
You will also find info in the text of the clasicc historisicians such us Plinio, Estrabon, Dión Casio (56, 43, 3): , but the last one is the best.
If you do a search in the web you will also find more info and references that you might be interested in.
The great tragedy, in my estimation, is that the Celts were absolutely lousy at uniting for a common cause until it was already too late.
Many of the tribes got unite, but the enemy was to strong.
As I remember the Celt stories themselves mention their origin place in terms that could only have been Asia Minor. I'll have to do some checking in my library to be sure though. There were 7 Celtic nations originally, though most people only think of three (Ireland, Scotland, Wales).
The celtics invaded europe during the Iron Era, In 600 BC, they han an indo-european origin and they introduced in europe "La Tené" culture, based in the use of iron to make tools.
The name celtic comes fron the greek "Keltoi"
I founded a great page where you can check all the original texts of Cassius Dio on LacusCurtius in english, if you read book (56, 43, 3) you will read about Corocotta. http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/..._Dio/home.html