At 11:22 PM 5/6/99 +1000, mike brown quoted the late lamented Gil:
>>Ray's interpretations still worry me, and I do think he and his peers
>>need to rethink their model of the Celtic as a warrior society.
>>The evidence is swords, and scarred skeletal remains, yes?
& from surviving insular law texts, & descriptions by Classical authors ...
& .. why bother.. :)
"Spiritual swords"? This is getting very Klingon.
Would it help if I asked Gil to think of "Celtic Swords" as simply Really
"Drong mor do ridirib do techt tar muir 'cum Maic Murcudha."
Translation: "They started it!"