The Hidden Meanings of the Harry Potter Spells

Expecto Patronum! Wingardium Leviosa! Lumos! Today, we’re digging deeper into some of the iconic spells from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. J. K. Rowling studied Classics (along with French) and the Latin language is ever present in her books: From the Hogwarts motto, to the names of famous locations and potions, her magical seriesContinue reading “The Hidden Meanings of the Harry Potter Spells”

Why We’re Reading Harry Potter In Latin

When one of us recently started a distance learning course in Classical Civilisation (as you do in an international lock-down), our newly assigned tutor remarked that the Classics currently seem to be enjoying a revival. And so we wondered to what extent Harry Potter, a book that reflects J.K. Rowling’s interest in the Classical world,Continue reading “Why We’re Reading Harry Potter In Latin”