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|But the country which ever since he invaded it has been known as Britain — |
Britannia, the land of the Britanni — was not ... Scholars agree that the name
Pretani, which is thus implied as a general name for their inhabitants from at least
the fourth ... It is a very probable conjecture that Caesar, finding himself at the
outset of his expedition on the borders of a Belgic tribe called Britanni and
knowing that the ...
|Although Caesar had brought back no riches from Britain, the news that a Roman |
army had landed on an unknown island, ... Caesar and other Roman writers of
his time converted "Pretani" to "Britanni," possibly because of an error in hearing,
|The name of the Celtic tribes in the British Isles as a whole was Pretani (later in |
Gaelic Cruithin). The form Britanni was given by Caesar and has been followed
ever since (Collingwood and Myers 31). The social organisation was much more
|Why Britain has two names is explained by the Elder Pliny in the first century BC |
when he refers to 'Britannia Island, famed in Greek and in our own records ...
What is of particular interest is that he calls the island 'Pretannia' (Greek '
Prettaniké'), that is 'the island ofthe Pretani, or Priteni'. ... or 'the tattooed folk',
referring to body decoration—a reminder of Caesar's observations of woad—
|... in the third century, and Stephanus By- zantinus in the fifth, name the "Pretanic |
Islands ; and the latter calls their inhabitants Pretani. ... All the Britanni (saith
Caesar) stain themselves with the herb vitrum, which effects a coeruleanc colour.
|And what about Caesar's men, looking back on their momentous first day in |
Britannia? ... and he recorded its name as The Pretanic Isles after its people, the
Pretani – possibly a Celtic word translating as “the people who paint themselves”.
|The Veneti of southern Brittany were reputed to be particularly experienced |
seamen, possessing large sea-going vessels that were ... Diodorus employed the
term Pretannia, Latinized from Pytheas' Pretannifce, to describe the country, and
Pretani for its inhabitants. ... Our first reliable eye-witness account of Britain and
its inhabitants comes from Caesar's reports of his two expeditions from Gaul in 55
|The transference of the F name for Brittany and Bretons to Britain and Britons |
points to a C origin: cf Brythonic, the adj of Brython, a collective ... 'It can hardly be
doubted . . . that the inhabitants of these islands . . . were called Pretani or Priteni'
; Pretani, he says, must be identical ... he points out, prob Caesar who, for Premni
and Pretania (Latinized forms of the C words), substituted Britanni and Britannia.
|Britannia. The name Britain comes from the word Pretani, the Greek term for the |
inhabitants of the British islands, but the Romans mispronounced it and called
the people Briton and the country ... Julius Caesar first came to Britain in 55 B.C.