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Et Tu, Bilbo?

May 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm by Altaira  - 

Latin geeks and Tolkien geeks (and Latin/Tolkien geeks?) unite! According to thebookseller.com, an edition of J R R Tolkien’s The Hobbit translated into Latin and titled Hobbitus Ille, will be published in September by HarperCollins to mark its 75th birthday:

An edition of J R R Tolkien’s The Hobbit translated into Latin and titled Hobbitus Ille, will be published in September by HarperCollins to mark its 75th birthday. The publisher said the Latin version of the tale‚ which opens “In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus” (In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit)‚ would be “great for students learning Latin, but also for fans who want to dip in and find favourite passages”. The translation, by classicist Mark Walker, will also see Tolkien’s songs and verses translated into classical Latin metre. Previous Latin editions include Domus Anguli Puensis (The House at Pooh Corner) and Ursus Nomine Paddington (A Bear Called Paddington). Read More…

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One response to “Et Tu, Bilbo?”

  1. Radbug says:

    Remember how the Rohirrim called Minas Tirith “Mundberg”. Translated from the teutonic this means “World City”. The most famous author that used that term was Oswald Spengler, author of “The Decline of the West”. And please don’t insult our Oxford alumnus by claiming he wasn’t well read. He was into the Pre-Raphaelites and Art Nouveau in his teens. Indeed, I am of the opinion that he was a member of the Primrose Society.

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