Illustration by Angus McBride. From the cultural perspective, these Celtic bands posed the antithesis to the so-presumed Mediterranean ideals, with their distinctive approach to religion and warfare. These collective groups were ruled by kings or high chieftains, with power being sometimes shared by dual authorities. The real decision making was bolstered by the assembly of free-men, while the orders like raiding and conquests were still put forth by an even smaller group of nobles, among whom the kings and chieftains were chosen. This brings us the basic hierarchy of the ancient Celts, where the nobles obviously formed the minority of elites.
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10 Things You Should Know About The Ancient Celts And Their Warriors
This coalition included the Insubres, the Boii and the Taurisci. One of the decisive battles during this war was the Battle of Telamon, which was fought in BC. Statue of a fighting Gaul dropped to one knee with left arm raised in defence. In other words, these Celtic warriors were mercenaries. Enlisting the Naked Celts In any event, messengers were sent to the Gaesatae urging them to join the Celtic coalition in their war against the Romans. Some chapters later, Polybius writes about the clothing that the Celtic warriors wore to battle.
Celtic soldiers were often depicted as fighting in the nude. Now it needs to be said that the Celts did use armor and not only did the Romans credit them for inventing chainmail, the famous roman helmet was actually copied from the Celts. Polybius, in his history of the rise of Rome in the second and third centuries BC, described the Celts coming to battle nude and taunting the enemy army. It was a form of intimidation.
Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now A university sports team have become an online sensation after raising awareness for an anti-homophobia campaign by playing a hockey match - completely NAKED. The hunky students bared all to be filmed for a cheeky five-a-side game which has already gone viral after being viewed over , times in just two days. Featuring 17 members of the University of Nottingham Men's Hockey Club the lads can be seen stripping off their usual match gear during the two minute long video. The buff students then crouch on the astroturf pitch in their birthday suits with just hockey sticks to protect their modesty before playing a match completely starkers. The hockey players played the match in the buff They also pose for a series of nude photos before the video ends with a team shot of the boys with "No homophobia in sport" painted across their bare chests.