According to Tite-Live, the Celts populating Gaul began to migrate eastward during the 6th century BC.
Ambigatos, king of Bituriges would have sent Segovesos and Bellovesos who began the Gallic raids in Italy, and brought by successive migrations their settlement in the plain of the Po.
In 390, they took Rome and did not cease to threaten the powerful republic until after fierce struggles, which ended in 191 with the reduction of Cisalpine Gaul to a Roman province.
After the death of Alexander the Great, bands of Gauls invaded Greece, then Asia Minor, and even founded a state: Galatia.
Strabo notes: "At the slightest excitement they run to battle, but they do so openly and without any circumspection, so that cunning and military skill easily overcome their efforts".
Here one can believe in the plundering of the temple of Delphi, but the descriptions of Justin (book 24), Diodorus of Sicily and Pausanias, affirm that they did not manage to enter the sacred city.
Oil on canvas signed Georges Moreau de Tours (1848-1904), dated 1877.
Coming from an illustrious family, he entered in 1865 the Beaux-Arts of Paris where he became a pupil of Cabanel and Marquerie, silver medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1889.
Museums: Bayeux,Le Mans,Mulhouse,Nantes,Nice,Paris,Rochefort,Saint-Brieuc,Saintes,Tours,Trieste,Evreux,Quimper,Laval.
Re-mounting , old restorations, wear and tear and asphalting in the dark parts (as often at the time).
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