Monthly Archives: December 2013

hae pulcherrimae effigies et mansurae

Let it Go from Disney’s Frozen     Today (23rd December) is Saturnaaaaaliaaaa! And this year’s Saturnalia song is appropriately cold-themed. Read on for a demonstration of the imaginative power of Latin (I hope) and the continued relevance of Classics, and something like a love letter to history. felicia Saturnalia, everyone Edit March ’14: I’ve been stunned by the response to this song! Thank you so much to everyone who has watched and commented! This translation is very dear to me so I’m so pleased that you like it.

simul ac cupido conspexit lumine virgo regia…

For the First time in Forever from Disney’s Frozen   This is one of the most difficult songs I’ve ever translated… and one of the most ostentatiously Latin. Anna and Elsa are both wonderful characters, and they have both mythological and historical models… Read on for an explanation! [NB I have many friends on Youtube who are not native English speakers and who are interested in the dubbing process, hence why I’ve described the English from a British speaker’s point of view. I am also aware that my English writing style is…