Decision at Alesia - Handout B

Nömen mihi est: ____________________

Critognatus' Speech Exercise!

Below is a list of words that appear on or more times during the speech. Using your Latin passage (Handout A), color in GREEN all the words in the left column; color in RED all the words in the right column.

Column A (Green) Column B (Red)
servitus, servitütis virtüs, virtütis
dëditiö, dëditiönis lïbertäs, lïbertätis
perpetuus, -a, -um iüs, iüris
subiciö, subicere lëx, lëgis
aeternus, -a, -um fïdës, fïdëï

Now look at your translation. Find the line numbers where the following words appear and the word in English that you used to translate it in each instance:

Column A (Green) Line # Translation Column B (Red) Line # Translation
servitus, servitütis virtüs, virtütis
dëditiö, dëditiönis lïbertäs, lïbertätis
perpetuus, -a, -um iüs, iüris
subiciö, subicere lëx, lëgis
aeternus, -a, -um fïdës, fïdëï


Questions to Answer!

Using the information that you've collected above, answer the following questions:

1.) Which words in the above list always seem to appear close together?




2.) How does this juxtaposition help reinforce Critognatus' points?




3.) Which words seem to be repeated in the speech and where are they found (beginning, middle, end)?





4.) How does this repetition help reinforce Critognatus' points?