Я хочу описать один эпизод из истории Великобритании. Он относится к завоеванию Британии римлянами. В 55 году до нашей эры римская армия из 10 тысяч человек пересекла Ла-Манш и захватила Британию. Кельты, населявшие Англию, увидели корабли, которые приближались, ринулись в атаку против завоевателей, когда те высаживались на сушу. Кельты поразили римлян, впервые увидевших их в битве. В честь битвы их волосы и усы были окрашены в красный цвет, а ноги и руки – в голубой. С громкими криками они атаковали римлян на колесницах и пешком. Хорошо вооруженные
Перевод на английский:
I want to describe an episode from the history of Great Britain. It concerns the Roman conquest of Britain. In 55 B. C. a Roman army of 10,000 men crossed the Channel and invaded Britain. The Celts who inhabited Britain saw their ships approaching and rushed to attack the invaders in the sea as they were landing. The Celts made a great impression on the Romans, who saw them for the first time in the battle. On the occasion of the battle hair and moustaches were painted red and their legs and arms were painted blue. With loud shouts they attacked the Romans in chariots and on foot. The well-armed invincible Romans under one of the greatest generals of that time had to return to France. In the next year, 54 B. C. , Caesar came to Britain again, this time with larger forces (25,000 men). The Celts fought bravely for their independence but they were not strong enough to drive the Romans off. The Romans who had better arms and armour and were much better trained defeated the Celts in several battles. This is how the Roman invasion of Britain started. This invasion lasted till the year of 407 A. D. As a result of the conquest signs of Roman civilization spread over Britain. There had been no towns in Britain before the Romans conquered it. As soon as they had conquered Britain they began to build towns, splendid villas, public baths as in Rome itself. York, Gloucester, Lincoln and London became the chief Roman towns. The Romans were great road-makers and now a network of roads connected all parts of the country. The forests were cleared, swamps were drained, and corn-fields took their place. Today there are many things in Britain to remind the people of the Romans. The wells which the Romans dug give water today, and the chief Roman roads are still among the highways of modern England. Many of such remains as glass, statues, coins may be seen in the British Museum.
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Эпизод из истории Великобритании – An Episode from the History of Great Britain