Entries from November 2019

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

J.K. Rowling and Peter Needham: Distribuens Petasus

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997) has a delightful Latin version, Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis (2003), by Peter Needham. Needham taught Classics at Eton for over thirty years and also translated A Bear Called Paddington into Latin. In this edition of Latin Poetry Podcast we check out his elegant version of […]

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Reynard and the Side of Bacon (Ysengrimus 1.269-288)

Ysengrimus is a Latin mock epic, an anthropomorphic series of fables written in 1148 or 1149 in Latin elegiac couplets. Its chief character is Isengrin the Wolf; the plot describes how the trickster figure Reynard the Fox overcomes Isengrin’s various schemes. This week’s Latin Poetry Podcast is a excerpt in which Isengin and Reynard collaborate […]

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Claudian on Mules (De Mulabus Gallicis)

Latin Poetry Podcast is back, with a new co-host. Hope you enjoy! Aspice morigeras Rhodani torrentis alumnas imperio nexas imperioque uagas, dissona quam uarios flectant ad murmura cursus et certas adeant uoce regente uias. quamuis quaeque sibi nullis discurrat habenis et pateant duro libera colla iugo, ceu constricta tamen seruit patiens que laborum barbaricos docili […]