two through four will test your overall comprehension of intermediate
Latin prose. At
various intervals throughout the term, you will be assigned a take-home
quiz that must be completed by the specified date. Your
responses in each quiz must be typed and neatly formatted.
quiz will ask you to scan portions of Caesar's De Bello Gallico
and to locate certain grammatical and syntactic constructions (e.g.
purpose clauses, result clauses, gerundives, and so on). Once
you have located a construction, you should do the following:
out as much of the sentence as you need in order to prove your
point. Although in each quiz you will focus on a subordinate
clause, as a general rule you should include some of the main
clause for context. This will require some careful
reading on your part.
your translation of the sentence, which should be as accurate
and discuss the essential of the construction with reference to
the patterns we have observed in class. Also be sure
to relate the subordinate clause back to the main clause.
(Assume the quiz calls for an indirect command / jussive noun
persuasit ut de finibus suis cum omnibus copiis exirent (DBG
you can see, your success on the quiz depends on many things: your
ability to analyze the Latin, to discuss it cogently, and to offer
a correct translation. While the style of your discussion
might differ from the one above, you should nevertheless strive for
clarity at all times.
persuaded the citizenry to depart from their borders with all
The verb that issues the command is persuasit, which
is followed by the command itself, exirent, and introduced
by the subordinating conjunction ut. The subordinate
clause ut...exirent is effectively the direct object
of the verb persuasit. It is what Orgetorix
persuaded his fellow citizens to do.