My name is Yease, I am a Celtic arriving back to my family and home after witnessing a long and cold battle against Rome. I live in a Celtic village with my family. When I was a young girl, the Romans invaded my territory and my father was killed. I grew up with my mom and one sister, Teave. The Romans were very powerful and scary to watch. I am now seeking revenge on the Romans for killing my father and destroying our territory, and now I want them to go through what I had to.
I am going to give you a little knowledge on the Celtics and the Romans. As witnessing the battles, I have glanced at the armor that they each wear. The metal and leather helmets would act as a half mask to the Celts for use of protection. As for the Romans, it was sealed with a iron cap underneath the bronze helmet, and lined with fur and cloth for a nice fit. The helmets were useful in the wars for protection if you got striked in the head with a weapon. Both also used shields. For the Romans, it was made by strips of wood, and the Celts had their shields out of metal. They each had their own made cloaks and clothing for warmth. The shoes and boots were important too, because they would provide some protection and warmth to the feet. The Roman boots were made out of cowhide, and the Celt's were made of leather. Another major tool for them both, was the weapons. They had spears that would bend when hitting the shield, so no one can use it again to backfire. The Romans also used short; two foot long swords with a sharp point and was double-edged. These weapons were a must and very handy in the battles I've seen.
The forts between them were very different though. The Romans had a rectangular shaped fort with many headquarters, barracks, baths, and workshops. As for the Celtic village, it is more circular, and had a fire pit in the center. The Celtic village contained the carnyx, about five hundred houses, grain pits, and the center fire. The barracks in the Roman forts were sleeping quarters with usually twenty rooms in a block. The workshops was where the skilled craftsmen who supported the legion worked. There, they worked with the meat and the armor. The legion headquarters was the most important building in the fort that stood right in the middle. That is where the officers of the legion worked and met. Bathing in the Roman baths must of been wonderful, with heating by a large furnace. The floors of the baths were raised off the ground, and held up by small stone or brick pillars. Lastly was the commander's headquarters where the commander had his own house with the walls covered with plaster and built around the central courtyard. It is now time to talk about where I come from, the Celtic village. Walking around when I was little, I often visited the underground cellars known as the grain pits. I would also come across the central fire where iron was melted to make armor and weapons. For me, I thought that it was quite a big village, with containing about five hundred houses. It was a pretty nice village to live in until the Romans came.
Now, I have to take care of my little daughter and go back to the battle to seek my revenge. I hope that you liked a little history on myself, Rome, and the Celtics. About their similarities and differences on their armor and forts. Now that you are knowing some knowledge on Rome and the Celtics, I hope to catch up with you to see if you can tell me something about yourself, and what you have learned from my stories. Goodbye my young Celt.