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Harry Potter in ancient greek

Postby Yhevhe » Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:08 pm

Sorry if you already knew this, but I thought it could be interesting...

When I was doing a search in google, this thing about Harry Potter being translated into ancient greek appeared. Maybe it's worth reading it after all.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 469023.stm

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... 9?v=glance
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Postby Emma_85 » Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:37 pm

http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic.php?t=2759

But yeah, i can see how you missed it with a title like 'Ooh ooh ooh!' :wink:
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Postby Yhevhe » Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:20 pm

Hehehe, well, at least I tried! :roll:
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Postby annis » Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:22 pm

Yhevhe wrote:Wonder exactly in which 'ancient greek' is it writen.


The translator says he took Lucian has his model, so Attic.
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Postby Yhevhe » Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:27 pm

Damn, you're pretty quick... I couldn't edit my message before you replied... ¬¬

Anyway, thank you :P
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Postby mingshey » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:03 am

http://www.hpana.com/news.17464.26.html

SEPTEMBER 9, 2003 at 9:12 PM
Greek Potter in store Popular (2785)

Posted by JAMES
Source: GreeceNow via RupertGrint.net

British publishing house Bloomsbury recently announced plans to translate the entire Harry Potter series into ancient Greek and Latin, fueled by their interest in luring more to study these classic languages and encouraging existing students to assert their learned skills.

Bloomsbury realizes that the translation will not top any best-seller list, but hopes to create a fun avenue for students to improve their fluency.

Emma Matthewson, Rowling's editor at Bloomsbury, told the Daily Telegraph: "We aren't under any illusions that Latin and Greek will be best-sellers but we think that it will mean much more fun lessons for anyone studying Latin and Greek."

Rowling, a former classics student herself is enthusiastic about the project and admits the books are littered with references to Greek mythology.

Fluffy, the three-headed dog that guards the philosopher's stone and can only be wooed with music, is inspired by Cerberus, wooed by Orpheus with his lyre so that he can enter the underworld.

Ancient Greek and Latin will join the list of 40 languages into which the books have been translated.


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They said "entire series" is going to be translated in Greek and Latin. I was thinking it was only to be done for the first book. Any news for later books?
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Postby yadfothgildloc » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:06 am

I have it and it's lotsa fun.

So buy it! Support the modern classics!
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Postby mingshey » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:14 am

yadfothgildloc wrote:I have it and it's lotsa fun.

So buy it! Support the modern classics!


Hey you are really quick!
Yeah, right. Support the modrn classics. But I reckon the author(and the publisher) is doing it by their enthusiasm, supported by the readers of the modern language editions.
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Postby yadfothgildloc » Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:40 am

mingshey wrote:
yadfothgildloc wrote:I have it and it's lotsa fun.

So buy it! Support the modern classics!


Hey you are really quick!
Yeah, right. Support the modrn classics. But I reckon the author(and the publisher) is doing it by their enthusiasm, supported by the readers of the modern language editions.


True. I haven't finished it yet, though. :-/
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