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Julius Caesar encountered the Druids during his conquest of Gaul from 58 to 49 BC. They were priests recruited mainly from the nobility and they were the only men powerful enough to organise opposition to Roman rule throughout the Celtic tribes.

 

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Power, education & religion   Page 160

Caesar, Gallic War VI.13-16 extracts

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The Druids' last stand   Page 164

Tacitus, Annals XIV.29-30 extracts

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Mistletoe   Page 166

Pliny, Natural History XVI.249-51 extracts

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Notes and cultural background

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