Some Druides Practise Comprehensions

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Druides p 1
Druides rebus divinis intersunt, sacrificia publica ac privata
procurant, religiones interpretantur: ad hos magnus
numerus adulescentium discendi causa concurrit,
magnoque hi sunt apud eos honore. Nam fere de omnibus controversiis publicis privatisque constituunt
et, si quod 5
facinus admissus est, si caedes facta, si de hereditate, de
finibus controversia est, Druides rem decernunt, praemia
poenasque constituent
(1) lines 1 ­ 2 Which 3 areas are Druids involved with ? Give Latin and English.
(2) lines 2 3 Why do young people join the Druids?
(3) line 4 How are the Druids seen by their people?
(4) lines 5 ­ 7 Which 5 kinds of cases do Druids make decisions about?
(5) lines 7 ­ 8 `praemia poenasque'. What are these?
Druides p 2
si quis aut privatus aut publicus
eorum decreto non stetit, sacrificiis interdicunt: haec poena
apud eos est gravissima. ei quibus ita interdictum est 10
numero impiorum ac scelestorum habentur eis omnes
decedunt, aditum sermonemque fugiunt, ne quid ex
contagione incommodi accipiant neque eis petentibus ius
redditur neque honos ullus datur. his autem omnibus
Druidibus praeest unus, qui summam inter eos habet 15
auctoritatem
(1) lines 8 ­ 9 What happens to someone who disobeys the Druids' decision?
(2) line 10 Which word describes the punishment? Write down this Latin word and its translation.
(3) line 10. Which two words in Latin are equivalent to `among them' or `in their society'?
(4) lines 10 ­ 11 If someone disobeys the Druids, which groups in society is he considered to belong to?
(5) lines 11 ­ 12. How to the Celts treat these groups of people?
(6) lines 12 ­ 13 `ne...accipiant' Why do they treat them as per question 5?
(7) lines 13 ­ 14 `neque ...datur' Which 2 privileges are denied to these people?
(8) lines 14 ­ 16 `his ...auctoritatem' Who is being written about here? What do we learn about him?
Druides p 3
hoc mortuo, aut is qui ex reliquis excellit
dignitate succedit, aut, si sunt multi pares, suffragio
Druidum, nonnumquam etiam armis, de principatu
contendunt. disciplina eorum in Britannia reperta atque

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Galliam translata esse existimatur, et nunc ei, qui 20
diligentius eam rem cognoscere volunt, plerumque in
Britanniam discendi causa profiscuntur
(1) line 16 `hoc mortuo' Who is being referred to?
(2) lines 16 ­ 17 `aut...aut' Translate this expression
(3) lines 16 ­ 18 `aut is qui...Druidum' What are the two ways of succession mentioned here?
(4) lines 18 ­ 19 `nonnumquam...contendunt' Here is another way of deciding the succession.…read more

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­ 33 Which are the two reasons Caesar thinks the Celtic Druids unwilling to commit their teachings to
writing?
(2) lines 33 35
(i) if souls do not die, according to the Druids, what happens to them?
(ii) what is the advantage to the Druids and to Celtic society if people believe this teaching?
(3) lines 36 ­ 39 The Druids talk about six areas of knowledge here.…read more

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What are the cages woven with? Give Latin and English
(iii) How big are the cages? (here called `simulacra'). Which two Latin words tell you? Write them down
and translate them .
(iv) What do the Gauls do with the cages? Refer to these specific lines (47 ­ 49) to find your answer
(2) lines 49 ­ 50 `simulacris ...pareunt' Translate this line
(3) lines 50 ­ 52 `supplicia ...…read more

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