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Druides ­ Druids Druides rebus divinis
divinus, a, um ­ divine
res, rei ­ thing
intersunt, sacrificia publica
intersum + dat ­ I am concerned ac privata procurant,
with
sacrificium, ii ­ sacrifice religiones interpretantur:
publicus, a, um ­ public
privatus, a, um ­ private
ad hos magnus numerus
procuro ­ I look after adulescentium discendi causa
religio, religionis ­ religious belief
ad hos (Druides) concurrit, magnoque hi sunt
adulescens, adulescentis ­ young
man
apud eos honore.
discendi causa ­ for the sake of
learning, to learn
concurro ­ I assemble, flock
apud eos ­ among them
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The Druids are concerned Druides rebus divinis
with sacred things, they
look after public and intersunt, sacrificia publica
private sacrifices, [and] ac privata procurant,
they explain religious
beliefs: religiones interpretantur:
To these, a large number ad hos magnus numerus
of young men assemble
for the purpose of adulescentium discendi causa
learning, and they [the
Druids] are in great
concurrit, magnoque hi sunt
honour among them. apud eos honore.
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nam ­ for
fere ­ almost
controversia, ae ­ dispute
nam fere de omnibus
publicus, a, um ­ public controversiis publicis privatisque
privatus, a, um ­ private
constituo ­ I decide constituunt, et, si quod facinus
si - if
quod facinus ­ any crime admissum est, si caedes facta, si
admitto ­ I commit
caedes, caedis ­ murder
de hereditate, de finibus
facio ­ I do controversia est, Druides rem
hereditas, hereditatis ­
inheritance decernunt, praemia poenasque
fines, finium ­ boundaries
controversia, ae ­ dispute constituunt.
res, rei ­ matter
decerno - I settle
praemium, ii ­ reward
poena, ae ­ punishment
constituo ­ I decide
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For they decide about
almost all disputes, nam fere de omnibus
public and private; controversiis publicis privatisque
and, if any crime has
been committed, if constituunt, et, si quod facinus
murder has been done, admissum est, si caedes facta, si
if there is a dispute
about an inheritance, de hereditate, de finibus
[or] about boundaries, controversia est, Druides rem
the Druids settle the
matter, and they decide decernunt, praemia poenasque
the rewards and
punishments.
constituunt.
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si quis if anyone
aut ... aut ­ either ... or
si quis aut privatus aut
privatus, a , um ­ privately, in a publicus eorum decreto non
private capacity
publicus, a, um ­ publicly , in a stetit, sacrificiis interdicunt:
public capacity
decretum. i ­ decision haec poena apud eos est
sto + abl ­ I stand by, obey gravissima.
sacrificium , ii ­ sacrifice
interdico + abl ­ I ban
poena, ae ­ punishment
apud eos ­ among them
gravis, grave - serious
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