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The first edition of our book was published in black-and-white in For the past two years we have worked with such Latin luminaries as. Fulfilling my obligations to the group. I am co-translator with George Van Buren of The Classical Wizard / Magus Mirabilis in Oz, Berkeley. Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, , Scolar Press edition, in Latin – Editio 1.

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Was it worth the wait? We are spared torturous circumlocutions or recastings into sonorous Ciceronian periods. This site uses cookies. This American flavor, combined with an occasional touch of Apuleian panache-cum-alliteration, gives the translation genuine charm and genuine sparkle.

Dorothy gets home, and—for some reason—the Tin Woodman never returns to his girl friend, even in Latin. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Denslow in linguam Latinam converterunt C. Carl did send his translation into Latin of mieabilis Wizard of Oz, unfortunately my husband was not well and could not cope, I wanted to send a letter to Carl explaining this, I do not know whether Guy did, I apologise if he did not.

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I commend the translators on a big task nicely completed: The grammar and syntax are accurate; the diction is fluent and sensitive; but the sentence structure and word order are those of the original…that is, Mid-Western. This will mqgus delightful auxiliary reading for pupils already nostalgic about their childhood….

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here A The Classical Wizard: Why do you ask? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The many additional pleasures of paging through and using this unique volume can best be left for discovery by the fortunate possessor, now that Ozites finally have their own classic available in Latin.

There are some ingenious solutions to the problems of vocabulary…[and] minor failures…. Frank Baum, Picturas addidit W.

The Classical Wizard: Magus Mirabilis in Oz (The Wizard of Oz [in Latin])

But a separate glossary is available from the publishers. The mention is in Latin, followed by its English translation: You are commenting using your WordPress. This will make delightful auxiliary reading for pupils already nostalgic about their childhood… Dr. You are commenting using your Twitter account. In general, the translation is faithful and idiomatic, but also quite literal and this involves some oddities…, occasional inventions…, and the use of rare words which you may not find in an abridged Latin dictionary.

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The Classical Wizard: Magus Mirabilis in Oz (The Wizard of Oz [in Latin]) by Baum, L. Frank

Learning the classics for world communication. It seems appropriate, therefore, to have it available in such a basic language as Latin. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. There are some ingenious solutions to the problems of vocabulary…[and] minor failures… I commend the translators on a big task nicely completed: Magus Mirabilis in Oz.

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