Talk:Brennus

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In Ireland the Brenins were a caste of lawmakers and judges. Once every five years all the brenins met at the hill of Tara to discuss law and standarize it for the next five years. At the height of their power not even the Ard Rí Érenn would challenge their will.

This is not true; the law making caste of Ireland were the Brehon, not the brenins. --Poorpaddy 01:40, 31 July 2005 (UTC)

any relation between Brennus and Brian?

4.249.63.88 (talk) 21:54, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

not a stub[edit]

this article is extensive enough and contains more than enough facts. It can hardly be called a stub. Mhaesen 10:05, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Is it correct to call these people Celts?[edit]

This webpage discusses why Galatians were called Celts. Shouldn't we use the term Galatian instead of Celts? "[Galatians] belonged to the La Tène-culture, which had its heartland in northeastern France and southern Germany. [Later, in] the fifth and fourth centuries, it had expanded to the west into the countries where people spoke a language that modern scholars call 'Celtic'. Because the Greeks used the word 'Celt' to describe all barbarians in the west (except for those on the British isles), twentieth-century scholars have used the word 'Celtic' to describe all La Tène-people, even when they did not live in the west and did not speak a Celtic language. Therefore, the Galatians are sometimes called Celts, which is in fact incorrect but has the advantage that people immediately understand that the Galatians were savages." It seems clear from this that at least the second Brennus was a Galatian, not a Celt. Carcharoth 15:38, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

The Galatians maintained their Celtic character throughout the imperial period and Celtic was still spoken in the rural districts as late as the 6th cent. AD. Oxford Classical Dictionary s. Galatia.
I fear that Herr Lendering is off on some bizarre toot of his own. Septentrionalis 18:53, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Brenin & Wording[edit]

I've slightly re-phrased this section because "it is currently thought" gives a false impression that the idea Welsh brenin derives from earlier *Brigantinos is just one of a succession of theories and that it might change. In fact it's what all the reputable scholars have been saying since the 1890s. Paul S (talk) 11:07, 9 February 2011 (UTC)