The Celts. Rich Traditions and Ancient Myths

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The Celts. Rich Traditions and Ancient Myths

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For 800 years, a proud, vibrant, richly imaginative warrior people swept ruthlessly across Europe. The ancient Greeks called them “ Keltoi ” and honored them as one of the great barbarian races. Follow their fascinating story from their earliest roots 2500 years ago through the flowering of their unique culture and their enduring heritage today, enhanced with stunning reconstructions of iron-age villages, dramatizations of major historical events and visits to modern Celtic lands. This fascinating look back at the legends and legacy of the Celtic heritage is underscored by the hauntingly beautiful music of Enya.


Episode One
The Man with the Golden Shoes

Writer and narrator Frank Delaney takes us from the earliest remains of Celtic salt-miners in Austria, 2500 years ago, through the spread of their empire from Ireland to Hungary. Although the Celts were courageous, ruthless warriors armed with iron and mounted on horseback, their proud independence kept them from uniting against the disciplined military might of Rome.

BBC (2003 [1987]). The Celts. Rich Traditions and Ancient Myths, narration de Frank Delaney, DVD vidéo, deux disques, couleur, BBC Video, approx. 325 min.