“Look! My father Atestas and grandfather Atto are arriving from the east. They met up with other local chieftains in Teurnia.”
Atestas gave his daughter a hug and growled: “Oh Matugenta, the Romans want to force their laws and way of life on us. Our Celtic culture is being lost in the process: the way we dress, the way we fight, the coins we use to pay for things. Now they’re asking us whether we want to join their armies and conquer new territories with them.”
Atto, Matugenta’s grandfather, just smiled and said: “Calm down, Atestas. You can earn good money in the Roman army and are supplied with rations. Plus, as an old man, I like the Roman comforts and conveniences. I want to build a bath house here in Argentum, with underfloor heating which can also heat the walls. In addition, I like Roman herbs as well as their fruit and nut trees. You have to move with the times, my son.”
What did the Romans introduce to the Celtic inhabitants of Noricum? Do you know the answer?