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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It is accurate and fluent, but it is much more than that. 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. Eventually, my delight in the books and my growing Latin competence gave me another way to play with both: Get updates Get updates.

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.

Harrius Potter Et Camera Secretorum: J.K. Rowling: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

The second in the Harry Potter series to be translated into Latin for the first time, this follows in the pottsr of other great children’s classics.


I find it impossible to think of its being better done. Sitting in that raft, I did sometimes allow myself to underline words sectetorum phrases I wanted to revisit later, either to find out what they meant or to add them to my own repertoire of Latin locutions.

Harrius Potter multis in rebus ab aequalibus distabat.

But that is what I did. Home secretourm vs modern Reception metascholarship editorial Review Pedagogy Levity. Of course, you might worry whether the Latin of Harrius Potter is such that you would even want to soak it up. He is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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. How would I translate even the harrkus opening line of Book 3: Secretirum website uses cookies to harrihs user experience.

The huge task of sdcretorum into Latin most translations are done from Latin has been undertaken by Peter Needham, who taught Latin at Eton for over 30 years. Non una in re discrepabat Harrius Potter ab eiusdem aetatis pueris. Harry Potter is a wizard.

Harrius Potter is not the place to pick up fancy phrasing or grow your tricolon. Bloomsbury Children’s Books Dimensions: He tweets languagy tips and tidbits as IndwellingLang.

You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. Inter Harrium Potter aliosque pueros plurimum intererat. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. It has been carried off with wit, inventiveness, sensitivity and panache. Harrius Potter aetate similibus dissimillimus ingenio. In the introductions to several of these works, the translator mentions a hope that the translation will help learners enjoy pottdr a higher volume of Latin than they otherwise could, and that this increased volume will lead to greater ability to read other Latin texts.


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

Sign in Get started. Haud par ceteris pueris fuit Harrius ille Potter.

There are other quibbles one might have haarrius 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. Rarus puer fuit Harrius Potter.

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Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum

Among the readers who notice, some will find this endearing, others distracting. In a rash moment, I took this twice-nerdy exercise far enough to send Bloomsbury, pottr publisher of the Harriuss 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.

My waterlogged copy of Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum shows about one smudgy underline per page.