Hi,<br /><br />My name is Lee and I have just finished my second year at Exeter University, UK and am reading Classical Studies. I have been studying Latin for eleven years now and attempted Ancient Greek at GCSE level. Would quite like to pick it up again when I do my Masters Degree. <br /><br />Just got a copy of Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis. As with most works in translation, it does lose some of its original charm, but nevertheless Peter Needham has done an excellent job. Those familiar with the books will know that wizard hating Uncle Vernon shouting at Harry "Cars don't fly!" will never have the same ring when translated "Birotulae automatariae non volant!" Even though a slight sense of the original is lost, essentially in creating Latin phrases for modern inventions, it is a great learning tool and a delight to see how the translator's ability has commedably translated a modern children's classic in to a thoroughly readable piece of Latin prose.