My life as a Celt
By Katie Nee
My name is Kathrithus Neethus and I lived in this very same Celtic village and I was there when the Romans attacked us while we were living peacefully in our small village. My husband was a Celtic warrior and trained every day. We were not prepared for what was about to come. I can remember everything about them. They came in on well-groomed horses and on foot. They had the best armor made of iron and bronze that was almost imposable to pierce because they were so well made. The thick leather helmets we had were comfortable and strong but had hardly any protection against the short swords the Romans had. They also had amazing spears that were well thought out. My villages men were amazed too. The Romans did not want us or any other people to have more weapons, so they built them to only last one strike. Than they would bend and break. The Roman soldiers were well prepared for any weather or delay, so they carried kit bags with them holding supplies such as food and, medicine and, rope. I was amazed at the tactics of war they used and impressed by the work, and knowledge that they put into building their forts.
I think that the forts impressed me the most. The fort was surrounded by a strong walls of stone, so much better than the weak hedge wall we made and trimmed. The walls were surrounded by ditches dug into the dirt that were filled with the waste and sewerage, and you might ask, how can anyone drain nasty fluids in the open air? It would smell so bad. Well, those Romans were very smart people. They used pipes underground to drain the fluids into the ditches. They also drained water from the great bath hoses that they made. The drains drained water from fountains that squirted hot water into the baths. Also inside the thick walls of the fort were the barracks. These buildings were were the Roman soldiers ate and slept. They hunted animals outside of the forts and cooked them inside their rooms. Our troops lived at home with their families in homes made of wood boards and walls of stone. We played games and tell stories and weave and sew. I think that our villages are more peaceful and way more family like than the Roman forts.
Over all, I know that the Romans had better armor for better protection and better fighting skills against us. They accomplished a lot more than we did and built amazing forts. After the war with the Romans, we lived in peace for a long time. We are still living in peace today.