tribes in southeast europe
, western balkans
, pannonia and western dacia, c. 50 bc
from their new bases in northern illyria and pannonia, the gallic invasions climaxed in the early 3rd century bc, with the invasion of greece. the 279 bc invasion of greece proper was preceded by a series of other military campaigns waged in the southern balkans and against the kingdom of macedonia, favoured by the state of confusion ensuing from the disputed succession after alexander the great's death. a part of the invasion crossed over to anatolia and eventually settled in the area that came to be named after them, galatia.