Conrad, I think, wrote:
>>As to what the ancient Celts did well some things were admirable but as in
>>every culture there are weaknesses---some of which lead to defeat and
>>cultural colapse. I would have liked to have seen the Celts defeat the
>>Romans--are we sure that their lewd ways did not contribute to their
>Certainly moral degredation within the Roman empire has been
>cited as one dimension of Romes fall.
You know, one of the things the Romans and/or Greeks found strange about
the Celts was that the warriors had homosexual relationships with one
another -- and not in the Mentor/Pupil mould that the Greeks used, but as
Not to mention men and women having sex in public.
Sexual predilection certainly didn't hinder Julius Caesar or Alexander the
Great from succeeding on the battlefield. Caesar was bisexual, and
certainly Alexander had his favorites among the young men in his company.
I suppose their moral degeneracy (as it were) kept them from conquering
even MORE of the known world?