Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Wisdom of the Celts
A conversation between Alexander and the Celts at a drinking session was reported by Ptolemy, who faught in the Danube campaign.
Alexander asked the Celts what they feared most.
They replied that they feared no one.
"There is only one thing we fear: that the stars might fall on our heads."
According to Arrian, when they left Alexander remarked, "What braggarts Celts are."