Saturday, May 26, 2007

Latin Club Meeting

Yesterday we held the last meeting of the year. The skits we put on chronicled the journey of Theseus from his home to Athens. The picture you see shows both casts after the skits.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A Contest for the final meeting?

Here's a thought: Let's have a translation contest for the final meeting. Take any song, whether secular or religious, poem, limerick, nursery rhyme, and translate it into Latin. The winner will get a prise. Here are some examples:

Fumus, draco magnus

Fumus, draco magus
Incoluit mare.
Lusit autumnal'illic
Maritimo Hanalo....(cont.)


Gabrobocchia [author unknown]
Est brilgum: tovi slimici
In vabo tererotitant
Brogovi sunt macresculi
Momi rasti strugitant.... (cont.)

(London's burning)
ardet Roma! ardet Roma!
vigiles, O vigilate!
en! en! flammae!
aquam ferte! aquam ferte!

What do you think?

Friday, May 04, 2007

Figures of Speech

"Here [is] an exhaustive list of figures of speech, literary devices and verbal techniques. These devices and conventions are the threads that make up our rich, complex language. Used skillfully, they can inspire, intrigue, surprise and engage...."

Classic authors knew and used these figures ubiquitously, including great saints, such as St. Augustine and St. Jerome.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Now HERE is a resource I'm sure you won't want to do without!

For all you theology enthusiasts, Opera Omnia Sanctae Thomae de Aquino--IN LATIN!

And I mean omnia! Including works falsely attributed to him in the middle ages!