UD: November 2016
”These men also he sent back, calling them friends, and ranking them as allies, only adding the remark that the Celts were braggarts”.
(Arrianus. The Anabasis of Alexander (4)
While many attributes have been associated with the Ancient Celts, modesty is certainly not one of them. From their very first appearance in recorded history classical authors note their tendency for exaggeration and boasting. In 335 BC a Celtic delegation met with Alexander the Great…