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  • Author:
    Philip Freeman
  • ISBN:
    0743262808
  • ISBN13:
    978-0743262804
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  • Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (January 10, 2006)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
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    Europe
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Philip Freeman is Qualley Professor of Classics at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a former professor of. .What an awesome book. Philip Freeman helped me place Druidry in an authentic historical context

Philip Freeman is Qualley Professor of Classics at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a former professor of classics at Washington University in St. Louis. He was selected as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton for January 2012. Philip Freeman helped me place Druidry in an authentic historical context. Am concurrently reading "The Inner Temple of Witchcraft" by Christopher Penczak. Freeman's book is accurate and Penczak's is not.

Freeman, Philip, 1961-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

The ancient Greek philosopher traveled and lived among the Druids for a better understanding of them. This book is bad history. Essentially, there is little information about the Celts or Posidonius’ writings and a lot of speculation about what would have been and might have been. I thought it would be a translation of his findings. Instead it was an interpretation of his writings which was found in many different sources. Light on historical detail abotut the Celts or the historian’s journey and heavy on reconstructive narrative. It would have been honest for the author to notify his readers of this. Should be subtitled based on true events.

His journey would be one of the great adventures of the ancient world. Posidonius returned home and wrote a book about his travels among the Celts, which became one of the most popular books of ancient times. Posidonius journeyed deep into the heart of the Celtic lands in Gaul. His work influenced Julius Caesar, who would eventually conquer the people of Gaul and bring the Celts into the Roman Empire, ending forever their ancient way of life.

Learn about the ancient Celts. Published by Thriftbooks. This is the most readable introduction to the Celts I've ever seen

Learn about the ancient Celts. This is the most readable introduction to the Celts I've ever seen. It takes the real journey of a Greek philosopher to Celtic lands in the days before Julius Caesar and uses it as a connecting thread to tell the whole story of the ancient Celts. I liked the way it was organized around different Celtic themes, like druids, women, war, etc.

I got the feeling reading this book that the original title may have been "the philosopher and the Celts", but that the publisher thought stressing the Druidic connection would sell more books. gwernin, March 11, 2008.

Philip Freeman outlines a day in the life of a druid. The druids were the priests of the ancient Celts, but their role and authority in Celtic society was so much more than just presiding over religious ceremonies. They were also teachers, scientists, historians, healers, and judges. We know about the druids from ancient authors like the Roman general Julius Caesar and the Greek philosopher Posidonius, but also from medieval Irish stories. Although we don’t know everything we would like about the druids, the information we do possess is fascinating.

This is the first book to fully explore one of the great journeys of the ancient world. Celtic studies are an increasingly popular topic at academic level and Philip Freeman is acknowledged as one of the foremost scholars in this field. Serialisation is under negotiation. In the first century . the Celts were famed throughout the ancient world for their savagery, reputed to be cannibals and headhunters.

The Philosopher and the Druids: A Journey Among the Ancient Celts. St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. War, Women, and Druids: Eyewitness Reports and Early. For information address Simon & Schuster Subsidiary Rights Department, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. SIMON & SCHUSTER and colophon are registered trademarks of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

August 18, 2010 History. Are you sure you want to remove PHILOSOPHER AND THE DRUIDS: A JOURNEY AMONG THE ANCIENT CELTS

August 18, 2010 History. found in the catalog. Philosopher and the druids: a journey among the ancient celts. Are you sure you want to remove PHILOSOPHER AND THE DRUIDS: A JOURNEY AMONG THE ANCIENT CELTS. from your list? Philosopher and the druids: a journey among the ancient celts. Published by SOUVENIR in LONDON.

There was no reason for the Greek world to be particularly concerned about the Celts in the years before and even decades after Alexander the Great. To any Greek, the Celts were just another race of distant barbarians. Traders might bring back stories of them, and occasionally a small group of Celtic warriors might appear among the mercenaries of a hired army, but they were no threat to civilized Greek folk going about their daily business. Sometime during his early years in Rhodes, a daring notion first entered the mind of Posidonius. He had been taught by his Stoic professors that the world and all its people were part of a divine order. What better way to understand this order than a great journey of exploration? He knew that tribes still relatively uncorrupted by civilizing influences would be an important part of such a study. To be sure, this grand excursion would be the perfect opportunity to explore other subjects- astronomy, geology, and oceanography just to name a few- as well, but it was unspoiled human culture he most wanted to examine...The best possibility lay in the last place any reasonable Greek philosopher would want to go. In the distant west, beyond even the rule of Rome, lay the unknown land of the Celts.

Juce
Well written, to the information factually accurate as far as the investigation I have been doing into the subject matter, I think if you are interested in either Philosophy, ( I am one. ) or The Druids, ( I am a follower of that faith. ) you will find this an easy jump in to the subject, for a beginner, or a refreshing new look as an experienced researcher into the subject matter. I recommend this book with full marks.
Anararius
A wonderfully in depth piece of literature into the ancient Celtic world, the author really captivated me and took me through the ancient world as if I was following the footsteps of Posidonius himself. If you are an avid reader of anything Celtic or simply a researcher into the ancient world to enrich your own literature or to help build history for a video game this is a must read!
PanshyR
This is unlike a lot of other history books. The author tells of the Celtics and their interactions with other cultures through the perspective of a Greek philosopher who had contact with them. Very interesting. A fresh way of telling history.
MOQ
Wonderful reference guide to all of the written depictions of the Continental Celts. I am very glad I found this book.
Fearlesssinger
Can't say enough about the author, Philip Freeman. Makes history come alive and interesting. Good reading for everyone. Would recommend it.
post_name
Wow. What an awesome book. Gets 5 stars. Philip Freeman helped me place Druidry in an authentic historical context. Am concurrently reading "The Inner Temple of Witchcraft" by Christopher Penczak. Freeman's book is accurate and Penczak's is not. Even with general inaccuracies Penczak's book is good because he assumes things we need to assume in order to move forward in creating conventions that we pictured back then. We all need to find at least imaginary roots of a science, art and sprituality we are thinking of following.
Windbearer
This is a very educational book and brings new in site into the Celtic and Roman civilization.
To be honest with you, I had to read it for a class and I kinda got into the story, it was easy to follow...