I was aware of the celts use of chariots, but still don't know if Rome's
celtic troops brought same with them to Scotland.
By the way, what did Eire used to mean, "swamps" perhaps, or something
similar ? I keep finding frequent uses of the Rrr... sound or prefix in
indoaryan (even the mesopotamian Ur ) and old pre-roman european (once
again E-Ur) languages: The Ural mountains, the word Original (Ur-Gynes:
from Ur woman). Ursus (Bear), Aur (gold). Argentium (silver).
I know that the romans coined the word "ira" (Ire) after fighting the
celts, on account of the fury they showed in the battleground. I was
also told long ago that the celts referred to themselves as "Irs", or
Regards, and Thank You for the info.
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>From: Dave Edsall - The Tauminator <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: Horses in Early British Isles
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>>I believe that the Romans used Iberian cavalry as part of the troops
>>they used to garrison Scotland with. They also brought Celts from
>>Bretagne and Spain, but I'm not sure if they were cavalry or foot
> While the Romans certainly brought cavalry with them to Britain
>Tacitus's account of the battle of Mons Graupius in "Agricola") the
>themselves had chariots and horses. Caesar writes about the chariots in
>"invasion" of Britain and there are many prehistoric graves in Britain
>chariots were buried along with their owners.
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