Monthly Archives: March 2013

Home of the Veneti

56 B.C. was the third year in ┬áJulius Caesar’s war of conquest against the many tribes of Gaul. The contestants that season were the residents of Brittany. The most powerful tribe in the area (per Caesar), the Veneti, lived around … Continue reading

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French Oppida Article

“When I began to visit these Iron Age ghost towns in 2008, I assumed the French were proud of their Gaulish ancestors. Amused disdain verging on total indifference would be closer to the mark.” That’s a quote from Graham Robb, … Continue reading

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