, 2022-12-02 17:37:47
Today we’re going to go back in time to March 20, 858 BC, to the Roman province of Galia Sicilipina, which is basically modern day Switzerland. Now on that day, there is a large group of people, a Celtic tribe known as the Helveteans. They’ve been living in the area, but for the last three years they’ve been planning a migration south into Roman territory. It’s not really entirely clear why. There were a lot of speculations about this.
They may have lost some territory to some other Celtic tribes that have been pushing them further and further south. There was one story that came more than a century later from a Roman author named Plenty the Elder. He wrote that there was a Helvetean man named Helico. And this guy, helico went down to Rome and he came back with this vast treasure trove, riches and oils and spices and foods and things that were enough to really excite all the rest of the health veggies and said, oh my God, we got to go to Rome. That place looks amazing.
And so for the last several years, they’ve been planning this move. They were going to go south. And when they committed, they really committed, they said, we’re going south and we’re going to literally burn all of our villages here in this province, galileo Sicilipina, we’re going to burn all of our villages to make sure we are not turning back. We are not coming back here. We are going south.
It’s Rome or bust. So this was a pretty big…
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