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shakespeare in latin?

Postby hamlet » Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:08 am

Hello all,<br />just wondering if anyone knew if there are any translations of Shakespeare into Latin on the web? I'm sure some bored scholar has to have attempted it at least once. I'm looking for Macbeth specifically, the witches' songs. I'm directing the play next year & thought them singing in Latin might sound more fearsome & strange than the customary "eye of newt & toe of dog" mumbo-jumbo we're all used to & cringe to hear.<br />Thanks.
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Re:shakespeare in latin?

Postby Mansella » Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:11 am

I searched my library's engine (using keywords shakespeare + latin) and it came up with this:<br /><br />Title: Roman drama / Chapters by C.D.N. Costa ... [and others]; Edited by T.A. Dorey and Donald R. Dudley. <br />Publisher: London : Routledge & K. Paul, 1965. <br /><br />I also tried shakespeare + opus, but that yielded nothing. <br />BTW what is the plural nominative of opus? is it opi?
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Re:shakespeare in latin?

Postby benissimus » Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:57 am

Plural of opus is opera. It's a mischeivous third declension neuter that looks like a second declension masculine. Ah... the joys of Latin ;)
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Re:shakespeare in latin?

Postby Mansella » Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:42 am

so the declension would be:<br /><br />opus opera<br />opus opera<br />opus opera<br />operis operum<br />operi operibus<br />opere operibus<br /><br />?<br />(corrected the typo. thanks for pointing it out)
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Re:shakespeare in latin?

Postby benissimus » Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:17 am

Yes, but I think you made a typo, the genitive would be operis. You threw me off when you listed that vocative... hehe.
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