List of Latin translations of modern literature

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A number of Latin translations of modern literature have been made to bolster interest in the language. The perceived dryness of classical literature is sometimes a major obstacle for achieving fluency in reading Latin, as it discourages students from reading large quantities of text (extensive reading). In his preface to his translation of Robinson Crusoe, F. W. Newman writes:

"[N]o accuracy of reading small portions of Latin will ever be so effective as extensive reading; and to make extensive reading possible to the many, the style ought to be very easy and the matter attractive."1

Modern literature

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Latin Title Original Title Original Author Translator Publisher Date
Amor est sensus quidam peculiaris Love is a Special Way of Feeling2 Anglund, Joan Walsh Lyne, G. M. London: Collins 1969
Vestes Novae Imperatoris Emperor's New Clothes, The Andersen, Hans Christian Landis, Ferderick American Classical League 1969
Superbia et Odium Pride and Prejudice Austen, Jane Cotton, Thomas Ephemeris.Alcuinus
Magus Mirabilis in Oz Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Baum, L. Frank Hinke,C. J. and Van Buren, George Berkeley, CA: Scholar Press 1987
Nuticulus Satyrique Noddy and the Goblins Blyton, Enid Brice, Elizabeth Penguin Books 1993
Ursus Nomine Paddington Bear Called Paddington, A Bond, Michael Needham, Peter London: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd 1999
Nuptiae Abderitanae Respectable Wedding, A Brecht, Bertolt Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus 2004
Max et Moritz Max and Moritz Busch, Wilhelm Steindl, Erwin Monachii [Munich]: Brown & Schneider 1925
Fabellae pueriles Bilderpossen Busch, Wilhelm Florence: Le Monnier 1960
Plisch et Plum Plisch und Plum Busch, Wilhelm Benning, Ludwig
Pericla Navarchi Magonis Adventures of Captain Mago, The Cahun, David Léon Avellanus, Arcadius NY:E. Parmalee Prentice (Mount Hope Classics Vol 1) 1914
Makita Sive De Historia Cuiusdam Muris Tempore Pharaonum Capart, Johannes Daraedt, Francisca Brussels: Melissa Foundation 1997
Alicia In Terra Mirabili Alice in Wonderland Carroll, Lewis Carruthers, Clive Harcourt London:Macmillan / NY: St Martin's Press, 1964
The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony in Eight Fits Carroll, Lewis Brinton, Percival Robert London: Maxmillan & Co., 1934
The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony in Eight Fits Carroll, Lewis Watson, H. D. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1936
Aliciae Per Speculum Transitus Alice Through the Looking Glass Carroll, Lewis Carruthers,Clive Harcourt NY: St. Martin's Press, 1966
Vere Virginia, Sanctus Nicholas est! Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus Church, Frank Sauer, Walter and Wiegand, Hermann Wauconda, IL,: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 2001
Pinoculus liber qui iscribitur Adventures of Pinocchio Collodi, Carlo Maffacini, Henry Firenze: Marzocco 1950
The story of Robinson Crusoe in Latin Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel Goffeaux, G. F London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1907
Rebilius Cruso Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel Newman, Francis W. London: Trübner & Co 1884
Vita Discriminaque Robinsonis Crusoei Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel Avellanus, Arcadius NY: E. Parmalee Prentice (Mount Hope Classics Vol 9-7 1928
Exules Siberiani La Jeune Sibérienne (The Siberian Girl) de Maistre, Xavier Broadhead, H.D. London and Christchurch (N.Z.): Whitcombe and Tombs 1932
Regulus vel pueri soli sapiunt Little Prince, The de Saint Exupéry, Antoine Haury, Augusto Paris: Fernand Hazan Éditeur 1961
Carmen ad Festum Nativitatis A Christmas Carol Dickens, Charles Cotton, Thomas paselus.org.uk
Somnium Filii de Stella et Fabula Filii A Child's Dream of a Star and A Child's Story Dickens, Charles Hanes, William A. Createspace 2013
Spina Piscis Magica The Magic Fishbone Dickens, Charles Hanes, William A. Createspace 2013
Cattus Petasatus! Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss Tunberg, Jennifer Morrish and Tunberg, Terence O. Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 2000
Virent ova! Virent perna! Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss Tunberg, Jennifer Morrish and Tunberg, Terence O. Wauconda, IL:Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 2003
Quomodo invidiosulus nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem abrogaverit How the Grinch Stole Christmas Dr. Seuss Tunberg, Jennifer Morrish and Tunberg, Terence O. Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers 1988
O, Loca tu Ibis Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss Roselle, Leone Portland,M: J. Weston Walch 1994
Gruffalo The Gruffalo Donaldson, Julia Harris, Ben London: Pan Macmillan 2012
Romulus Magnus Romulus the Great Dürrenmatt, Friedrich Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus
De Crambambulo Krambambuli Ebner-Eschenbach, Marie von Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus
Olivia: The Essential Latin Edition Olivia Falconer, Ian High, Amy NY: Atheneum 2007
Werther Iuvenis Quae Passus Sit The Sorrows of Young Werther Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus
De Aranea Nigra The black spider Gotthelf, Jeremias Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus
Aurae Inter Salices Wind in the Willows,The Graham, Kenneth Cotton, Thomas paselus.org.uk
Rumpelstultulus Fabula Rumpelstiltskin Grimm, Jacob & Wilhelm Fendrick, John W. Oxford, Ohio: American Classical League 1978
Fabellae pueriles et domesticae a Iacobo & Vilhelmo Grimm collectae: Fabellae 6-20 Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Grimm, Jacob & Wilhelm Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus 2007
Fabellae pueriles et domesticae a Iacobo & Vilhelmo Grimm collectae: Fabellae 1-5 Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Grimm, Jacob & Wilhelm Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus 2004
Nonnulli apologi Grimmiani Grimm, Jacob & Wilhelm Habitzky, Rochus Ruppichteroth: Canisius-Werk, 2003
Apologi Grimmiani Grimm, Jacob & Wilhelm Saarbrücken: Verlag der Societas Latina 1988
De Thilo Custode Ferriviae Lineman Thiel Hauptmann, Gerhart Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus
Captivus Zendae Prisoner of Zenda, The Hope, Anthony Cotton, Thomas paselus.org.uk
Der Stuwwelpeter auf lateinisch Der Struwwelpeter(Slovenly Peter) Hoffman, Heinrich Borneman, Edward Frankfurt/M. : Rütten & Loening 1956
Sub rota Beneath the Wheel3 Hesse, Herman Albert, Sigrides C. 1994
Anecdota Kleistiana Anecdote from the last Prussian War Kleist, Heinrich von Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus
Walter Canis Inflatus Walter the Farting Dog Kotzwinkle, William Dobbin, Robert Frog Books 2004
Ferdinandus taurus Ferdinand the Bull Leaf, Munro Hadas, Elizabeth Chamberlayne NY: David Mckay Company 1962
Hiawatha Hiawatha Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Newman, Francis W. London: Walton and Maberly 1862
Alix: Spartaci filius The Spartan Brothers Martin, Jacques Aziza, Claudius and Dubrocard, Michael Stuttgart: Klett 1994
Winnie Ille Pu semper ludet House at Pooh Corner, The Milne, A.A. Staples, Brian NY: Dutton 1998
Domus Anguli Puensis House at Pooh Corner, The Milne, A.A. Staples, Brian London: Methuen/Egmont 1980
Winnie ille Pu Winnie the Pooh Milne, A.A. Leonard, Alexander London: Methuen / NY: Dutton 1960
Mater Anserina Poems in Latin for Children Mother Goose Minkova, Milena Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co 2006
Beata illa nox Night before Christmas, The Moore, Clement Wiegand, Fassung von Hermann and Sauer,Walter Neckarsteinach: Edition Tintenfaß 2005
Ave Ogden! Nash in Latin Poems By Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden Gleeson, James C. and Meyer, Brian N. Boston: Little, Brown 1973
Fundus Animalium Animal Farm Orwell, George Cotton, Thomas paselus.org.uk
Tres Fabulae Edgarii Allani Poe: Cattus niger, Ranunculus, Puteus et Pendulum Three Stories by Edgar Allan Poe Poe, Edgar Allan Gross, Nicholas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus 2004
Fabula de Beniamine Lago The Tale of Benjamin Bunny Potter, Beatrix Hanes, William A. Createspace 2013
Fabula De Jemima Anate Aquatica Tale of Jemima Puddleduck, The Potter, Beatrix Musgrave, Jonathan London: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd. 1965
Fabula de domino Ieremia Piscatore Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Potter, Beatrix Walker, E. Peroto London: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd. 1978
Fabula de Iohanno Mure Urbano The Tale of Johnny Town Mouse Potter, Beatrix Hanes, William A. Createspace 2013
Fabula De Petro Cuniculo Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Potter, Beatrix Walker, E. Peroto London: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd. 1962
Fabula de Sciuro Nuciola The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin Potter, Beatrix Hanes, William A. Createspace 2013
Fabula de Thoma Feliculo The Tale of Thomas the Kitten Potter, Beatrix Hanes, William A. Createspace 2013
Fabula de Domina Tiggi-Uinkel The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle Potter, Beatrix Hanes, William A. Createspace 2013
Fabula de Domine Tode The Tale of Mr Tod Potter, Beatrix Hanes, William A. Createspace 2013
Baronis Mynchusani mirabilia itinera et pericula marina terrestiaque Adventures of Baron Munchausen Raspe, Rudolf Erich Gross, Nicolas Bruxelles: Fundatio Melissa 2001
Harrius Potter et camera secretorum Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Rowling, J. K. Needham, Peter London / New York: Bloomsbury 2007
Harrius Potter et philosophi lapis Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Rowling, J. K. Needham, Peter London / New York: Bloomsbury 2003
Rex Aurei Rivi King of the Golden River, The Ruskin, John Avellanus, Arcadius New York, E. P. Prentice 1914
Tristitia salve Bonjour Tristesse Sagan, Francois Leonard, Alexander Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt 1964
Memento mori Memento mori Saxon, Alex Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus
Arbor Alma Giving Tree, The Silverstein, Shel Tunberg, Jennifer Morrish and Tunberg, Terence O (Guenevera Tunberg et Terentio Tunberg) Wauconda, IL: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. 0865164991 2002
Lepusculorum Scholastic The Rabbit School Sixtus, Albert Hermann Wiegand Edition Tintenfaß 2010
Mysterium Arcae Boulé Boulé Cabinet Mystery, The Stevenson, Burton E. Avellanus, Arcadius NY: E. Parmalee Prentice (Mount Hope Classics Vol 3) 1916
Carmina Non Prius Audita De Ludis et Hortis Virginibus Puerisque Child's Garden of Verses, A Stevenson, R L Glover, T.R. Cambridge: Heffer 1922
Insula Thesauraria Treasure Island Stevenson, R. L. Avellanus, Arcadius NY: E. Parmalee Prentice (Mount Hope Classics Vol 5) 1922
Mons Spes, et novellae aliae Mount-Hope, The King of the Golden River, The Necklace, The House and the Brain, The Sire de Maletroit's Door, [Svppe tiarivm mergvlarvm] E. P. Prentice, John Ruskin, Guy de Maupassant, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Robert Louis Stevenson, E. P. Prentice Avellanus, Arcadius NY: E. P. Prentice Mount Hope Classics, Vol. 2) 1918
Fabulae Divales The Rose Fairy Book (and an adaptation of Cupid and Psyche from the The Golden Ass) Mrs Herbert Strang (and Apuleius) Avellanus, Arcadius NY: E. P. Prentice Mount Hope Classics, Vol. 4) 1912
Fragrantia, Historia Homicida Perfume Suskind, Patrick Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus
Vestitor de Gloucestre The Tailor of Gloucester Potter, Beatrix Hanes, William A. Createspace 2014
Villi Mus Willie Mouse Tabor, Alta Hanes, William A. Createspace 2013
Hobbitus Ille The Hobbit Tolkien, J.R.R. Walker, Mark London: Harper Collins 2012
Maria Poppina ab A-Z Mary Poppins A-Z Travers, P.L. Lyne, G.M. NY: Harcourt, Brace 1968
Ghost Story, A4 Twain, Mark Kozak, Alexander George (unpublished) 1996
Tela Charlottae Charlotte's Web White, E. B. Fox, Bernard NY: Harper Collins 1985
Historia Agathonis The Story of Agathon Wieland, Christoph Martin Gross, Nicolas Weißenhorn: Leo Latinus


Comic books

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Latin Title Original Title Original Author Translator Publisher Date
Haegar terribilis. Miles sine timore vitiisque Hägar the Horrible Browne, Dik Ulrichs, Karl München: Goldmann 1986
Asterix #1: Asterix Gallus Asterix the Gaul Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Amsterdam/Brussels: Elsevier 1973
Asterix #2: Falx aurea Asterix and the Golden Sickle Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1975
Asterix #3: Asterix apud Gothos Asterix and the Goths Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1976
Asterix #4: Asterix gladiator Asterix the Gladiator Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1977
Asterix #5: Iter Gallicum Asterix and the Banquet Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1978
Asterix #6: Asterix et Cleopatra Asterix and Cleopatra Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1980
Asterix #7: Certamen principum Asterix and the Big Fight Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1981
Asterix #8: Asterix Apud Brittanos Asterix in Britain Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1982
Asterix #9: Asterix et Normanni Asterix and the Normans Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1983
Asterix #10: Asterix legionarius Asterix the Legionary Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1984
Asterix #11: Clipeus Arvernus Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1985
Asterix #12: Asterix Olympius Asterix at the Olympic Games Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1985
Asterix #13: Asterix atque olla Cypria Asterix and the Cauldron Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1986
Asterix #14: Asterix in Hispania Asterix in Spain Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1987
Asterix #15: Tumultus de Asterige Asterix and the Roman Agent Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1989
Asterix #16: Asterix apud Helvetios Asterix in Switzerland Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 2005
Asterix #25: Fossa alta Asterix and the Great Divide Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1981
Asterix #26: Odyssea Asterigis Asterix and the Black Gold Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1983
Asterix #27: Filius Asterigis Asterix and Son Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa
Asterix #28: Asterix Orientalis Asterix and the Magic Carpet Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1988
Asterix #29: Asterix et Maestria Asterix and the Secret Weapon Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1991
Asterix #30: Navis actuaria Obeligis Asterix and Obelix All at Sea Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1998
Asterix #31: Asterix et Latraviata Asterix and the Actress Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 2002
Asterix #33: Caelum in caput ejus cadit Asterix and the Falling Sky Goscinny, René Rubricastellanus, Carolus Stuttgart: Ehapa 2007
De Titini et Miluli Facinoribus: De Sigaris Pharaonis The Adventures of Tintin:Cigars of the Pharaoh Herge Eichenseer, Caelestis Tournai: ELI / Castermann 1990
De Titini et Miluli facinoribus: De insula nigra The Adventures of Tintin:The Black Island Herge Eichenseer, Caelestis Tournai: ELI / Castermann 1987
Insuperabilis Snupius Super Snoopy Schulz, Charles Angelino, Guido Stuttgart: Klett 1984
Scrúgulus et rádius contra procéllam Scrooge McDuck (Lingua Latina Disney, vol 4) Mir, Josephus Stuttgart: Klett 1984
Scrugulus in re vere mirabili Scrooge McDuck (Lingua Latina Disney, vol 5) Mir, Josephus Stuttgart: Klett 1984
Donáldus Anas atque nox saracéni Donald Duck (Lingua Latina Disney, vol 1) Mir, Josephus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1984
Donáldus Anas et actiónes Fidûciae Donald Duck (Lingua Latina Disney, vol 3) Mir, Josephus Stuttgart: Ehapa 1984
Míchaël Músculus et regína Áfricae Mickey Mouse and the King of Africa Mickey Mouse (Lingua Latina Disney, vol 6) Egger, Carole Stuttgart: Ehapa 1986
Michaël Musculus et lapis sapientiae Mickey Mouse (Lingua Latina Disney, vol 2) Egger, Carole Stuttgart: Klett 1984

Notes

  1. ^ Francis William Newman, Rebilius Cruso: Robinson Crusoe, in Latin; A Book to Lighten Tedium to a Learner, London, Trübner & Co., 1884.
  2. ^ Bibliography of modern Latin and Greek literature
  3. ^ Latinitas recens vivaque Saravipontana
  4. ^ World Cat listing

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