- Jun 10, 2018
The Greeks invented the concept of the NCO. The lowest level but crucially important commander who was able to make decisions for a group of armed men, this quite frequently turned the tide of battle. The Celts fought as heroic individuals, the Persians as slaves.Actually, the Romans didn't even have saddles for their horses - they learned to make saddles from the Gauls. Likewise, they stole the chariot from the Celts. The Celtic word for chariot is carbad - which we get "car" from today. What really turned the tide between the Romans and the Celts was that the Romans learned Greek military tactics and put a professional army in the field. Even if the Celts had superior technology, they did not have a disciplined professional army with Greek battle formations.