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A while ago I used this weblog to publicise the excellent Latin translation of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” by Judith P. Hallett. She visited the VS recently and wrote this in the comments box, which I’ll reproduce below on the grounds that I don’t think any of my readers are quite sad enough to spend their time trawling entries from months ago on the offchance that new comments have appeared. (I hope not, at any rate.)

See Classical Association News, June 2003, for a Latin version of “Take Me Out…” in honor of the CA Centenary.

Aufer nos ad Britannos, alumnos Boudiccae
Da nobis quae (id est quid, plura)
Publicae domus ardens est cura.
Societate gaudeamus
Eorum classica.
Centum annos floruit cum speque gloria.

As a member of the Classical Association (oddly enough), I’m flattered. And she also refers us to more of her translated songs on the Munich Petronian Society webpage, including “Jailhouse Rock” and, I’m delighted to report, the main theme from Oklahoma! reworked as “Nostra Roma!” (“Nostra Roma, urbs aeterna septem collium”, etc).

(We can only hope that a Latin version of “The Farmer and the Cowman” will appear before too long.)

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