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The power The Druids are concerned with divine matters,
looking after public and private sacrifices, and
of the explaining religious questions: a large number
of young men gather for the sake of learning,
Druids and these men are among them with great
honour. For they decided about almost all
·The Druids are primarily public and private disputes, and, if any commit
concerned with sacrifice and a murder, if any murder has been done, or if
divine religious matters.
there is any dispute about inheritance or about
· Two duties carried out by
land, the Druids settle the matter, deciding on
the Druids are; to explain
religious beliefs and look rewards and punishments. If anyone either
after public and private does not stand by their public or private
sacrifices. decision, they ban them from sacrifices: this
· Young men gather with punishment among men is very serious.
the Druids to learn. Therefore these who have been forbidden are
· 3 more specific duties of considered amongst a number of the wicked
the Druids are; to control and criminal, everyone avoids them, running
public and private disputes,
any crimes committed, away from their approach and conversation, in
disputes about inheritance case they receive any harm from contact;
and land, they would settle neither is justice returned to those seeking it
them. nor is any honour given. But amongst all these
·The most serious Druids one is in charge, who has the greatest
punishment of the Druids is authority among them. When this one has died,
considered to be a ban from
either, if one of the rest stands out in prestige,
sacrifices.
he succeeds, or, if there are many equal, they
· Those who are punished in
this way are considered as compete for the top position by vote of the
wicked and scoundrels and Druids or even sometimes with arms. Their rule
were avoided. They would of life was discovered in Britain and from there
also run away from you sand thought to be transferred to Gaul, and now to
not talk to you. him (the person who succeeds) and those who
want to find out about the matter (the way of
the Druids), and for the most part set out for
the sake of learning in Britain.…read more

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The Druids are accustomed to be
exempt from war and do not pay
Their tributes together with the rest; they
have exemption from military service
education and freedom from all duties. Aroused
by such great rewards, many both join
· They get exemption from for training of their own accord and are
military service- this is why sent by their parents and relations.
it is so popular.
There they're said to learn a great
· They have to learn verses
number of verses by heart; therefore
off by heart as they do not
like to have them written some remain in training for twenty
·They do not want their rule years. And they do not think that it is
of life to be spread (very right to entrust these verses to writing,
secretive) ­ `spread among although they use Greek characters in
the crowd' almost all other matters. That they
·Use Greek (must've seem to me to have begun/established
travelled) because of/for these reasons, because
·Privileged they wish neither their rule of life to be
·Expect a lot from their made known/spread among the crowd
students (emphasising on
memory) - didn't want nor those who learn it pay less
people to rely on notes attention to memory by relying on
(`letters') letters.
·Put emphasis on · They especially want to persuade
persuading people of their people of this that souls do not perish,
Dogma ­ `im primus'
but cross over from one to another, and
(especially ­ they especially
put emphasis) think that men are greatly excited to
·They believe in the soul encourage this, after they have
and reincarnation neglected the fear of death. Besides
disputes many things about stars and
their motion, about the size of the
world and our world/earth, about the
nature of things and about the power
and strength of the Immortal Gods and
hand them over to young men.…read more

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