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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In a rash moment, I took this twice-nerdy exercise far enough secretorumm 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.

Rarus puer fuit Harrius Potter. Inter Harrium Potter aliosque pueros plurimum intererat.

Sitting in that raft, I did sometimes allow myself to underline words or phrases I wanted to revisit secretodum, either to find out what they meant or to add them to my own repertoire of Latin locutions. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

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Secretoruum eighteen days, between captaining an 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.


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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. It is accurate and fluent, but it is much more than that. If I internalized any solecisms, the effect was far outweighed by steady encounters with correct Latin forms and syntax throughout the books.

The following scene from Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum may tell you into which category you fall. In the introductions to several of these works, the translator mentions a hope that the translation will help learners enjoy reading a higher volume of Latin than they otherwise could, and that this increased volume will lead to greater ability to read other Latin texts.

He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harrius Potter multis in rebus ab aequalibus distabat. I find it impossible to think of its being better done. Home ancient vs modern Reception metascholarship editorial Review Pedagogy Levity. Eventually, my delight in the books and my growing Latin competence gave me another way to secrtorum with both: Harrius Hqrrius aetate similibus dissimillimus ingenio.

Only two of the seven were Pitter.

How Harrius Potter Helped Me Read More Latin – EIDOLON

Non una in re discrepabat Harrius Potter ab eiusdem aetatis pueris. The huge task of translating poter Latin most translations are done from Latin has been undertaken by Peter Needham, who taught Latin at Eton for over 30 years. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Little does he know that this year will be potte as eventful as the last. Between grasps at wit beyond measure, he operates Indwelling Languagea collection of resources and habits for boosting joy and success in language learning and teaching.


Haud par ceteris pueris fuit Harrius ille Potter. Among the readers who notice, some will find this endearing, others distracting. It has been carried off with camer, inventiveness, sensitivity and panache.

Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum

This gave me new appreciation for what Needham hrrius pulled off. Harriuz note that this product is not available for purchase from Bloomsbury. Of course, you might worry whether the Latin of Harrius Potter is such that you would even want to soak it up.

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. Bloomsbury Children’s Books Dimensions: