B.C.- A.D. 425 Celtic And Roman Britain By: Douglas porter

Historical Context

  • Egyptians created first 365 day calendar.
  • Rome was founded.
  • Battle of Arginusae.
  • Plato starts "the academy".
  • Rome invades Britain.

Values and Beliefs

  • Celtic people were reinterpreted as a modern and somewhat Romantic civilization.
  • The Celts are known for their magnificence in Art.

Genre and Style

  • The Irish Gaelic Literature
  • Medieval Literature
  • Scottish Gaelic Literature

Significant Authors and Works

  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Polybius
  • Herodotus
  • Strabo

Highlighted Passage

And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: --Behold! human beings living in a underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads. Above and behind them a fire is blazing at a distance, and between the fire and the prisoners there is a raised way; and you will see, if you look, a low wall built along the way, like the screen which marionette players have in front of them, over which they show the puppets.


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