THE CAMBRIAN QUARTERLY MAGAZINE AND No. 13.—JANUARY 1, 1832.—Vol. IV. HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CELTS, ESPECIALLY OF THOSE WHO INHABITED NORICUM. Translated from the German of Prof. Muchar, of Gratz. "Nee me quis in favorem gentis, quasi ex ipsa trahentem originem, aliqua addidisse credat, quam quae legi aut comperi." Jornaud, de Reb. Get. The country lying between the Danube and the Inn, and between the Mount Kahlenberg and the southern chain of the Alps, was called, by the Romans, Noricum; such are the boundaries, as given by Ptolemy. The chain of mountains commencing three miles above Vienna, at the Kahlenberg, (Mons Calvus,) called by the ancients Mons Cetius, takes its course through Stiria, and comes in contact with the southern Alps; at this point of union Ptolemy places the mountain Karvankas, and the Hierosolimitan Itinerary fixes the Roman station Hadrante, the limit of Italy and Noricum. The Kahlenberg, in the other direction, descends in easy declivities towards Pannonia, (Hungary,) and, from its woody summits, was called Cetius, from the Celtic word Coed (wood); it is conjectured by the learned Magnus Klein that Kotsch, near Marburg, and Katschwald* in Stiria, are derived from the same word; according to Strabo and Isidorus Hispalensis, Orig. lib. 14, c. 8, the Alps, (Alpia, Alpiona,) were so originally named by the Celts. Noricum * Katschwald corresponds with our Cotswold; in this and other instances, the Germans retained the original Celtic name of the place, and added a translation; thus Coed, wood; foaTB, wood; Cotswold: Monybere in Hert¬ fordshire; Mynidd, hill; farg, hill: Carbury; Caer, fortress; burg, fortress: Penhow, &c. &c. NO. XIII. B