The Celtic Invasion of Greece and the Second Battle of Thermopylae

The many wars between the Celts and the Romans are well known and have become the stuff of legend with famous people like Vercingetorix, Julius Caesar and Boudicca springing to mind, however the relationship between the Gauls/Celts and another Classical Civilisation of the Mediterranean, the Ancient Greeks is much less well known but is just as interesting.

In this video I’m going to explore the most dramatic interaction between the two different cultures: the Celtic Invasion of Greece in 279 BC. Alexander the Great’s once mighty Macedonian kingdom would be reduced to ashes, a second battle would be fought at the famous Thermopylae, and the final, fatal encounter would take place in the foothills around the Oracle of Delphi.

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