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From: Doug Weller <>
Subject: Re: Oppida in Irish Culture; was: Ancient Irish 'Pedigrees' (was Re: History & Genealogy or the Mathematical Study of Genealogy?)
Date: 7 May 2002 15:19:07 -0500
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On Tue, 7 May 2002 18:37:49 +0100, in soc.history.ancient, JMB wrote:
>"Inger E" <> wrote in message
>> I can understand that you are confused, I guess you never ever read the
>> Irish Chronicles and tales. I have, I am not confused. Try to get hold of
>> "Lebor Gabla Erenn" and "Annala Righachta Eireann". Read about Cessair,
>> your confusion will be forgotten and the sun will shine.
>I'm confused that someone would launch into ancient greek writers, from a
>point were they are irrelevant. Last I checked, oppida in Ireland was the
>topic. Ancient Greece has nothing to do with that. As for the Irish
>Chronicles, don't read too much into them, they are mostly the invention of
>a few christian monks who wanted to link Ireland into the known history of
>the world at the time.
He couldn't deal with the archaeology, so he's throwing in lots of mythology to confuse
the issue (as he tried to do with the archaeology).
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