Harry Potter Opening words

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Re: Harry Potter Opening words

Post by Lambuzhao » 06 Jan 2019 20:11

A sequel necromancy only , Uff, 6 years or so later…

:lat: &que :grc:

Dominus et Domina Dursley, qui vivebant in ædibus Gestationis Ligustrorum numero quattuor signatis,
Δούρσλειος καὶ γυνὴ ἐνῴκουν τῇ τετάρτῃ οἰκίᾳ τῇ τῆς τῶν μυρσίνων ὁδοῦ·

Non sine superbia dicebant se ratione ordinaria vivendi uti
ἐσεμνύνοντο δὲ περὶ ἑαυτοὺς ὡς οὐδὲν διαφέρουσι τῶν ἄλλων ἀνθρώπων,

Neque se pænitere illius rationem.
Τούτου δ᾽ἕνεκα χάριν πολλὴν ᾔδεσαν.

In toto orbe terrarum vix credas quemquam esse minus deditum rebus novis et arcanis,
Διόπερ νομίζοις ἂν αὐτοὺς ἐν πρώτοις εἶναι τῶν μετεχόντων τοῦ θαυμασίου,

Quod ineptias tales omnino spernebant.
ὡς περὶ οὐδενὸς τὰ τοιαῦτα ποιουμένους καὶ ἀλαζονείαν καλοῦντας.


Credit where credit's due. I hoisted these from the following:

Rowling, J.K. ΑΡΕΙΟΣ ΠΟΤΗΡ ΚΑΙ Η ΤΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΟΥ ΛΙΘΟΣ. Andrew Wilson, trans. (2015)
Rowling, J.K. Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis. Peter Needham, trans. (2003)

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