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    a movie filmed in 2004, portrayed Roman Britain in the winter of 467 A.D. Artorius Castus, also known as Arthur, was a Roman officer who commanded a unit of Sarmatian auxiliary cavalry in Britain. These Sarmatian knights include Lancelot, Bors, Gawain, Galahad, Dagonet and Tristan. When the knights completed their years of service in the army, Bishop Germanus asked them to complete one more mission for the Romans in order to gain their freedom. During their task, Arthur and the Sarmatians became close friends with a Woad, or Pict, named Guinevere. The Woads were tribespeople from Northern Britain who were one of Rome’s greatest enemies. Artorius formed an alliance with Merlin, the leader of the Picts. Once Artorius and…

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    everything in his/her power to fulfill their dream-- that dream being what is best for mankind as a whole or for a certain people. During the rule of Emperor Nero, Boudicca was the queen of the Iceni tribe in Southeastern Britain, ruling alongside her husband, the king, Prasutagus. She did everything in her power to ward off Roman imperialism and led the largest British revolt against Roman rule in history. She is a hero because of her courage and determination and symbolizes of feminine…

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    was a Celtic female best known as the queen who led a revolt against the Roman empire in the year 60 or 61 CE. Most of what is known about Boudicca was recounted by two Roman historians known as Tacitus and Cassius Dio. While not much is known about her childhood and upbringing, it is generally agreed that she was born of royal descent. She was the wife of Prasutagus, king of the Iceni tribe, who ruled as an ally of the Roman Empire after the Roman conquest that took place in the year 43 CE. In…

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    Myth and Arthurian Romance. New York: Columbia UP, 1927. Print. Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, and C. H. Firth. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second. London: Macmillan, 1913. Print. Oman, Charles. A History of England: Before the Norman Conquest. London: Studio Editions, 1993. Print. Petrie, W. M. Flinders. Neglected British History. London: Pub. for the British Academy by H. Milford, Oxford UP, 1918. Print. Phillips, Graham, and Martin Keatman. King…

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    Geoffrey of Monmouth was a English Bishop and author that wrote the Historia regum Britanniæ (History of the Kings of Britain). His works combine the earlier single tales into one grandiose one. Although all the key features of earlier stories are there, the components are sometimes not the same. For instance, Geoffrey states around book VIII chapter one “To your own ruin did you prove a traitor to their father, and invite the Saxons into the island. You invited them for your safeguard; but they…

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    Arthur tries to be as honest as possible but, as a politician or king that is not always the case. That being said, Arthur is not honest to the people of Cadbury when he holds the sword pulling contest just so that he can pull it out of the rock because of Merlinnus’s spell on the sword. This is an example of lying because Arthur and Merlinnus are the only ones who know that the sword had magical abilities. Arthur also displays an act of honesty by marrying Gwen because he said on,“ Tell me who…

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    Arthur transcends time The name King Arthur evokes images of mythical legends and elements that still exist today. The legend of King Arthur effects directors, writers, and even toy makers. But what is it about this legend that fuels our imagination and creativity? Perhaps it is humans desire to see good overcome evil. Some are enthralled with the magical elements. Others love the adaptability of the legend. I believe it is the mixture of good versus evil, magic, and adaptability that…

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    Stratum 600

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    Its start date comes from a coin of Claudius. Claudius ruled Rome as emperor from 41-54 CE, so an estimated date of the making of the coin is 43 CE, the start date of Stratum 600. Southern Gaulish terra sigillata was found in this Stratum, and it solidifies the fact that the civilization that used to be in this layer was Roman. Boudica’s Rebellion took place in this stratum. The ash that made up this layer points to this, as well as the lack of precious items found in this layer. That means this…

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    In Londinium, Boudicca battled, killing everyone that was around her. All the torches the Iceni held were flaming red, orange, and yellow. Her red hair was whipping in the wind as she fought to make things right for her people. She faced a certain harsh death, but her spirit of courage still lives on with us today. Boudicca was born around 25 A.D. in Celtic, Britain. Her mother and father are unknown, but she did have a brother named Ban. Her education is unknown to us today. She did not have…

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    Celts In Greek Mythology

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    Macedonia. In the process of doing so, they took down Rome and Delphi as well. They were known to be fierce, courageous, and fearless warriors. The Romans treated the Celts with a lot of respect because of this. "They are very tall in stature, with rippling muscles under clear white skin. Their hair is blond, but not naturally so: they bleach it, to this day, artificially, washing it in lime and combing it back from their foreheads. They look like wood-demons, their hair thick and shaggy…

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