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ancient historians description of nude celtic warriors.

The Gauls are tall of body, with rippling muscles, and whi...
skoal_pig
  09/13/17
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twins
  09/13/17
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Rachel Goldstein
  09/13/17
Did you listen to the new hard-core history
brave little poaster
  09/13/17
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skoal_pig
  10/12/17
These old descriptions of mysterious northern European barba...
rachmiel
  10/12/17


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Date: September 13th, 2017 1:49 AM
Author: skoal_pig

The Gauls are tall of body, with rippling muscles, and white of skin, and their hair is blond, and not only naturally so, but they also make it their praaice by artificial means to increase the distinguishing colour which nature has given it. For they are always washing their hair in lime-water, and they pull it back from the forehead to the top of the head and back to the nape of the neck, with the result that their appearance is like that of Satyrs and Pans, since the treatment of their hair makes it so heavy and coarse that it differs in no respect from the manes of horses. Some of them shave the beard, but others let it grow a little; and the nobles shave their cheeks, but they let the moustache grow until it covers the mouth. Consequently, when they are eating, their moustaches become entangled in the food, and when they are drinking, the beverage passes, as it were, through a kind of strainer. . .



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Date: September 13th, 2017 1:49 AM
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Date: September 13th, 2017 1:51 AM
Author: Rachel Goldstein



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Date: September 13th, 2017 2:28 AM
Author: brave little poaster

Did you listen to the new hard-core history

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Date: October 12th, 2017 2:40 PM
Author: skoal_pig



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Date: October 12th, 2017 2:54 PM
Author: rachmiel

These old descriptions of mysterious northern European barbarians always captivated me. They almost read like horror novels. Some of the imagery is remarkable, even making you wonder if these were first-hand accounts or just embellished rumors. I remember reading they would hang the skulls of their defeated enemies to their doorposts or something.

I like the story of Alaric and his sacking of Rome, demanding gold, and exclaiming, "To the brave belong all things!"

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