Harry Potter is a wizard. Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum The second in the Harry Potter series to be translated into Latin for the first time, this follows in. Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum (Anglice Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) est liber secundus Ioannae Rowling anno editus. Terribiles res. My waterlogged copy of Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum shows about one smudgy underline per page.) If you’ve never read Latin for a.

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The following scene from Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum may tell you into which category you fall.

harrihs Sitting in that raft, I did sometimes allow myself to underline words or phrases I wanted to revisit later, either to find out what they meant or to add them to my own repertoire of Latin locutions. Non una in re discrepabat Harrius Potter ab eiusdem aetatis pueris. Harry Potter is a wizard. Eventually, my delight in the books and my potterr Latin competence gave me another way to play with both: Get updates Get updates.

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Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum

Sign in Get started. I find it impossible to think of its being better done. Bloomsbury Children’s Books Dimensions: The huge task of translating into Latin most translations are done from Latin has been undertaken by Peter Needham, who taught Latin at Eton for over 30 years.


In the introductions to several of these works, the translator mentions a hope that the translation will help learners enjoy reading a pottef volume of Latin than they otherwise could, and that this increased volume will lead to greater ability to read other Latin texts.

Haud par ceteris pueris fuit Harrius ille Potter. For eighteen days, between captaining hartius eighteen-foot raft down miles of the Colorado River, making sure all our human waste made it into the cans we carried for that purpose, and, late in the trip, grimly helping re-right the capsized craft that held those cans, I read Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorumhaving read Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis shortly before the trip.

How would I translate even the short opening line of Book 3: There are other quibbles one might have with the translation, but the important thing is that I did not have them when I was churning pages in a blow-up boat in Arizona.

For another, I would have missed much of the plot had I not already absorbed the story and no small part of the exact wording of the original. I already liked to read Latin, but Harrius Potter was a gateway text for me, potetr to regular, sustained sessions reading authors of all eras.

Little does he know that this year will be just as eventful as the last.

The second in the Harry Potter series to be translated into Latin for the first time, this follows in the steps of other great children’s classics. It is accurate and fluent, but it is much more than that.

Rarus puer fuit Harrius Potter. My waterlogged copy of Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum shows about one smudgy underline per page. Harrius Potter is not the place to pick up fancy phrasing or grow your tricolon.


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Harrius Potter multis in rebus ab aequalibus distabat. This gave me new appreciation for what Needham had pulled off. In a rash moment, I took this twice-nerdy exercise far enough to send Bloomsbury, the publisher of the UK original and the Latin translations, a letter offering my services to translate the third and any subsequent books, in case such translations were not already in progress.

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How Harrius Potter Helped Me Read More Latin – EIDOLON

Of course, you might worry whether the Latin of Harrius Potter is such that you would even want to soak it up. But that is what I did.

Harrius Potter aetate similibus dissimillimus ingenio.