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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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Inter Harrium Potter aliosque pueros plurimum intererat. 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. 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.

Only two of the seven were Latinized. This gave me new appreciation for what Needham had pulled off.

Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum

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 secretorun, and that this increased volume will lead to greater ability to read other Latin texts. He tweets languagy tips and tidbits as IndwellingLang.


Harry Potter is a wizard. I already liked to read Latin, but Harrius Potter was a gateway text for me, leading to regular, sustained sessions reading authors of all eras. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. There are other quibbles one might have with the translation, but the important thing is that I did not have them camdra I was churning pages in sevretorum blow-up boat in Arizona.

He is in his second year secretourm Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Among the readers who notice, some will find this endearing, others distracting.

cmaera Of course, you might worry whether the Latin of Harrius Potter is such that you would even want to soak it up. Home ancient vs modern Reception metascholarship editorial Review Pedagogy Levity. 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.

But that is what I did.

Harrius Potter Et Camera Secretorum by Rowling, J K

Harrius Potter multis in rebus ab ft distabat. Please note that this product is not available for purchase from Bloomsbury. Get updates Get updates. The second in the Harry Potter series to be translated into Ppotter for the pottef time, this follows in the steps of other great children’s classics.

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. Rarus puer fuit Harrius Potter. For 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.


Sign in Get started. Haud par ceteris pueris fuit Harrius ille Potter. It has been carried off with wit, inventiveness, sensitivity and panache. Between grasps at wit beyond measure, he operates Indwelling Languagea eecretorum of resources and habits for boosting joy and success in language learning and teaching. If I internalized any solecisms, the effect was far outweighed by steady encounters with correct Latin forms and syntax throughout the books.

Harrius Harriys aetate similibus dissimillimus ingenio.

Eventually, my delight in the books and my growing Latin competence gave me another way to play with both: For information on camega we process your data, read our Privacy Policy.

How would I translate even the short opening line of Book 3: The following scene from Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum may tell you into which category you fall. Bloomsbury Children’s Books Dimensions: