What is the
dictum hodierum? What does it mean in English?
What is the news
of the day?
3. Who is Aulus Hirtius and why is he being interviewed?
4. Who are some of the people who live in Gaul?
5. How does Hirtius describe the physical appearance of the Gauls?
6. What does Hirtius say about the customs and lives of the Gauls?
7. What does Caesar write about the druids?
8. What custom of the Gauls makes Julia cry “Horrendum!”?
9. Where is Aulus Serenus today?
10. What is the weather in Rome?
11. Describe some of the events which Serenus is witnessing.
12. Where is Scirtus Agitator?
13. Describe what Scirtus is witnessing.
14. What words are on the signs carried by some of the soldiers?
15. Who is Vercingetorix?
16. Whom does Scirtus interview?
17. Where is Julius Caesar and what is he wearing?
18. What is the slave saying to him?
19. Why does Scirtus say “Haec est fabula!”?
20. Map Work. Find the following places on the map: Belgia, Aquitania,
These questions for the National Latin Exam Forum Romanum Series were prepared by Tom
Sienkewicz of Monmouth College.