The Romans killed all the Druids.
There is a lot of physical evidence of their existence and beliefs. What possible threat could they have posed to mighty Rome? One thing the Romans found was the people in Britain had no fear of death. They used circular monuments. What were they used for?
The Romans never got as far as Orkney, believing it was lived in by primitives. Stone houses survived there built six thousand years ago.
45mins in…the Romans tried to replace it with their own civilis/zation. but, it depends hat you mean by civilization. To me, it’s just a word, dare I say it, rather like democracy today which can be used as an excuse to impose foreign ideals on another country…
He quotes Tacitus:
“And so the population was gradually led into the demoralizing temptations of our caves (?), baths and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as civilization, when in fact they were a feature of their enslavement.”
Wow. Spot on.
Is it the translation that makes these words seem to contemporary?
Lovely little doc. Thanks TAP.