Mudcat Café message #590310 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #41028   Message #590310
Posted By: Deda
11-Nov-01 - 02:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: Harry Potter
Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter
I can't wait. I loved the books, all of them. There's a lovely HP poster in the Boulder bookstore which says something like "Draco dormiens non excitandum" -- perfect Latin for "Sleeping dragon should not be awoken." And there is a lot of Latin in the books, as well as many classical references. The Latin teachers of the world are thrilled about Harry, as are the children, parents and childrens-lit-lovers of the world. There are a very few dusty academic curmudgeons who don't think the books are of a high enough caliber -- but that's exactly what everyone dislikes about academics.