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Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien, Mark Walker
Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit
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Fascinating for Latin learners and for Tolkien fans of all ages, The Hobbit has been translated into Latin for the first time since its publication 75 years ago. In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus. (‘In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.’) The Hobbit, is one of the... show more
Fascinating for Latin learners and for Tolkien fans of all ages, The Hobbit has been translated into Latin for the first time since its publication 75 years ago. In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus. (‘In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.’) The Hobbit, is one of the world’s most popular classic stories, appealing to adults as much as to the children for whom J.R.R. Tolkien first wrote the book. Translated worldwide into more than 60 modern languages, now Hobbitus Ille is finally published in Latin, and will be of interest to all those who are studying the language, whether at school or at a higher level. In the great tradition of publishing famous children’s books in Latin, professional classicist and lifelong Tolkien fan Mark Walker provides a deft translation of the entire book. His attention to detail, including the transformation of Tolkien’s songs and verses into classical Latin metres, will fascinate and entertain readers of all ability, even those with only a minimal acquaintance with the language.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780007445219 (0007445210)
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages no: 320
Edition language: Latin
Series: Middle-Earth Universe
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TonyTalbot
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4.0 4/5: The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
Coerced into accompanying thirteen dwarves on an adventure to kill a dragon and grab some treasure, the home-loving Hobbit Bilbo Baggins eventually has the adventure of his life…Well, it’s taken me a while to get around to this one, hasn’t it? Most people read this as children, and I’m forty-six rig...
I Live in Many Worlds
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5.0 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
This has been a long time coming. My partner has been trying to get me to read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books since I met them, which is sixteen years ago, and every time I tried to read them, something always came up. Either school or family or life got in the way in some form or anothe...
Dreamer and Daydreamer
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4.0 The Hobbit
The Hobbit has always been one of those books I've always thought I should read. I've been wanting to get into Tolkien's work for a long time before I caved and finally bought The Hobbit on the Kindle store. I should have gotten a paper copy. This is something I don't think about a lot or rather, I ...
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Ernesto Rafael Santana's Book Blog rated it
5.0 The Hobbit
Sin duda una gran obra del maestro J. R. R. Tolkien; quien tuvo esa forma de narrar única y muy creativa, que te engancha desde sus primeras páginas, creo que es una obra "obligada" para los que se quieren iniciar en este tipo de literatura (Fantasía Épica o Heroica) y contemporánea. Mejor que la pe...
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4.5 Ebook version
I made all the teachers laugh in the prep room. I said I had 4000 kindle books, and I couldn't find anything to read. See, I wanted to read this. Thankfully, when Jackson released the Hobbit movies, this kindle version was on sale for under $2. I figured why not. I don't usually double buy unless y...
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