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Julian Tuwim

Frogs the Latinists [Żaby łacinniczki] / Latin [Łacina]

In Żaby łacinniczki [Frogs the Latinists] the poet extends his thanks to frogs for their spirit lifting croaking which he claims to be done in Latin. It is a twelve-verse poem based on the humorous similarity of sound between Latin words (such as quamquam or cum) and the croaking of frogs. Tuwim plays with words, skillfully rhyming in “frog Latin.”The poem Łacina [Latin] begins with a lamentation on the fate of someone who must learn Latin. Memorizing variations of Latin grammatical (...)

literary

YEAR: 1930

COUNTRY: Poland


Wiktor Gomulicki , Barbara Kuropiejska-Przybyszewska

Memories of the Blue School Uniform [Wspomnienia niebieskiego mundurka]

Pułtusk, a small Polish town, not far from Warsaw (part of the Polish territory under Russian rule), 1859–1864. The plot is based on autobiographical facts from the author’s school years. The main character – Witold Sprężycki, porte-parole of the author, attends a local state school where classes are overcrowded and corporal punishment is commonplace. Each chapter describes another adventure or aspect of the students’ relationship with the teachers. They excel in various (...)

literary

YEAR: 1906

COUNTRY: Poland


Joseph Rudyard Kipling

Regulus

An introductory note preceding the story explains that the Roman general Regulus, about whom Horace wrote the Ode 3, 5, was captured by Carthaginians and then sent to Rome to negotiate on their behalf. Regulus convinced the Senate not to negotiate with his captors, knowing well that in retaliation, they would torture and kill him. At United Services College in Westward Ho!, the Latin teacher Mr. King asks Fifth Form students preparing for the entry exam to military colleges to translate the(...)

literary

YEAR: 1917

COUNTRY: United Kingdom