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Calgacus Speech

"We, the most distant dwellers upon the earth, the last of the free ... There no more nations beyond us, nothing but waves and rocks and the Romans who are more deadly than these ... The Romans call robbery and murder by the lying name of 'government'; they create wildness and call it peace."

I saw in couple of occasion that people quotes this speech, but never knew this was made by a Celtic chieftain Calgacus.

In AD 84, a Roman legion marched north to crushed the remaining Celtic tribes. A great horde of Celtic warriors gathered near a hill known as Mons Graupius.

Tacitus witnessed the fierce battle, and recorded the Calgacus' Speech to his warriors before the battle of Mons Graupius.
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