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Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

by J. K. Rowling

Other authors: Peter Needham (Translator)

Series: Harrius Potter (1)

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Dominus et Domina Dursley, qui vivebant in aedibus Gestationis Ligustrorum numero quattor signatis . . . ' The first words of J.K. Rowling's timeless classic are more familiar to readers as 'Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive . . . ' Following in the steps of other great children's classics, including Winnie the Pooh (winnie ille pu) and Paddington Bear (ursus nomine paddington), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is available in Latin. Learners and lovers of Latin will delight in Peter Needham's sparkling translation, which perfectly captures the wit and invention of J.K. Rowling's original, now reissued with stunning new cover art from Jonny Duddle.… (more)

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YES! I am in fact enough of a nerd to have bought it in Latin and really enjoy reading it. ( )
1 vote VirginiaGill | Aug 19, 2009 |
Couldn't miss this one in my collection: a latin translation of book 1.
Not an easy read... :-) ( )
  marielise.vw | Jun 8, 2009 |
it was a very fascinating story about friend ship, and loyalty. harry potter is the main character. in this book he discovers that he is a wizard and had stopped the evil lord voldemort by the love of his parents. his parents died and he had to live with ho aunt and uncle who are "muggles",people with out magical powers and they treat him very poorly. finally he gets to go to hogwarts and he gets to meet new friends and have life full of action. he wonders on a acrtile about the sorcerers stone which he discovers can make u live forever. the book is about him trying to stop evil people from getting it ( )
  pimpinstephen | Sep 26, 2008 |
hamza nouman
  Raithby64 | Feb 24, 2008 |
Oddly, only 14 LibraryThing users admit to owning this book in Latin, but 143 apparently do in Greek. I'm wondering about a filing problem, myself. I bought both of them thinking I could use them for unseen translation tests for my students, but the Latin and Greek are both too hard for elementary students.
1 vote lbowman | Nov 3, 2005 |
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Dominus et Domina Dursley, qui vivebant in aedibus Gestationis Ligustrorum numero quattuor signatis, non sine superbia dicebant se ratione ordinaria vivendi uti neque se paenitere illius rationis.
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The Latin translation of this book (Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis) should NOT be combined with the main work (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone), under the "dead languages" exception in the combining rules.
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