Relating to a period before the rise or dominance of ancient Rome, or before the conquest of a particular region by the ancient Romans: the Celtic kingdoms of pre-Roman Britain
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- The countryside changed, or was changing, from a pattern of use established in the pre-Roman period of small fields to one of broad acres.
- There were two alcoholic drinks available to northern European peoples in the pre-Roman Iron Age.
- The Celts were the Iron Age inhabitants of Europe in the pre-Roman period.