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Armement et auxiliaires gaulois, Gallic Weapons and Auxiliaries 2nd-1st centuries BC
Came across this quite by chance and thought it might interest....

"This book offers a comprehensive and renewed vision on the subject of Gallic auxiliairies during the
Late Roman Republic. To fully understand this phenomenon, this study relies primarily on archaeological
sources as well as on historical sources and ancient art. The area of study concerns Gaul in general, including
Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul, as well as the Alpine region.
The archaelogical groups of objects used for the study come mainly from warrior graves selected
in modern day Northern Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, Western Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and France.
Chronologically, they range from the beginning of the 2nd to the end of the 1st century BC. The main part of
the project is the establishment of a catalogue of 450 warrior graves which is organised geographically. One
of the study’s strong points is that all the weapons studied have been re-examined and some re-drawn
from different museum collections. This allows a better understanding of the evolution of cetlic weaponry at the
end of the Iron Age and how it eventually merged with Roman weaponry. A large part of the analysis focuses
on the typology of theses weapons, e.g. the CoolusMannheim helmets and the republicain gladii.
Thecombination of archaeological sources with historicaltexts enables the study to conclude with a short history
of the Gallic auxiliairies at the end of the Republicwhich in turn sheds light upon their role in the transition of
Republic to Empire."

Extensively illustrated, French Text.

Can be found here, click on yellow File image to download a pdf:

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867

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