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Patrick Branwell Brontë

Branwell's Blackwood's Magazine. The Glass Town Magazine (with contributions from his sister Charlotte Brontë)

The British authors, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, whose novels included Jane Eyre (1847), Wuthering Heights (1847), and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), began their careers by writing elaborate juvenilia alongside their brother, Branwell. Together the sibling Brontë children created an imaginary society in West Africa - The Glass Town Federation, a union of four kingdoms and a federal capital – the Great Glass Town. They wrote extensively about that society, creating sto(...)

literary

YEAR: 1995

COUNTRY: Canada


Russell T. Davies, Brian Minchin, James Moran, Colin Teague

Doctor Who (Series, S04E02): The Fires of Pompeii

‘The Fires of Pompeii’ was typical of the revived, 21st-century series of Doctor Who (1963-1989; 2005-present) with its abandonment of educational themes for ‘pure’ science-fiction, and pseudo-historical storytelling. Filmed using the same sets as the 2005-7 HBO/BBC Two series Rome, the episode attempted to present the same level of historical accuracy of costuming and set-design, while taking liberties with scripting. Aspects of Roman religion and myth – (...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


J. K. Rowling, David Yates

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Although the movie has the same title as the book [see the entry] written in 2001, it is a completely separate “prequel” story about the fictional author of the said text, Newt Scamander. The story starts in 1926, when the not-yet-famous magizoologist comes to New York with a mysterious suitcase which, as we learn later, contains various magical creatures. The main purpose is to release one of them to its natural habitat in Arizona, however along the way things get complicated. (...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United Kingdom United States of America


Felice Arena

Farticus Maximus (Series, Book 1): Farticus Maximus and Other Stories that Stink!

This collection of short stories begins and ends with the tale of Farticus Maximus, the greatest Gladiator of Ancient Rome. In Farticus Maximus, the written story is accompanied by sketches with speech bubbles, where the reader is introduced to the Sandals family. Baby Farticus - originally named Barticus who was renamed because of his flatulence - had a disruptive impact on the Sandals family. So much so, that his father, Petercus suggests they get rid of him. His mother adamantly rejects this (...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: Australia


Felice Arena

Farticus Maximus (Series, Book 2): Farticus Maximus: Stink-Off Battle of the Century and More Stories That Reek!

Farticus Maximus: Stink-Off Battle of the Century is the second book in a series by the same title by Australian author, Felice Arena. The book is divided into eight sections of short stories. The first and last chapters are a continuation of the story of Farticus Maximus, an ancient gladiator who defeats enemies with terrible farts. The story is set in Ancient Rome where teenage boy cousins, Rufus and Cornelius, are pig hunting in the forest before they come across the “greatest and smell(...)

literary

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: Australia


Felice Arena

Farticus Maximus (Series, Book 3): Farticus Maximus: Bottomus Burps of Britannia

There are several short stories in Farticus Maximus: Bottomus Burps of Britannia, bookended by adventures of the eponymous character. In the first and last stories in this third installment of the three-part Farticus Maximus series, young boys Rex and Antonius play in the streets of Ancient Rome pretending to be Farticus Maximus and Gassius Brutus, the infamous gladiators from the previous books. Bettius, one of the boys’ mothers is concerned about her son’s rough play, but Jennius r(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: Australia


Julian Tuwim

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

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.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 (...)

literary

YEAR: 1930

COUNTRY: Poland


Jan Parandowski

From the Ancient World [Z antycznego świata]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue. This is a collection of short, varied essays introducing young readers to the fascinating world of Antiquity. Topics are very diverse, ranging from archaeology, Gree(...)

literary

YEAR: 1958

COUNTRY: Poland


Anna Rudka , Katarzyna Ryrych

Grandma Zilbersztajn’s Christmas Bauble [Bombka babci Zilbersztajn]

Seven year old Ninka moves with her parents and brother Alek to the apartment which belonged to her recently deceased grandmother. The old, damaged building from before WW2 keeps a lot of secrets, exaggerated additionally by Ninka’s fruitful imagination. A huge and loud grandfather clock becomes home for a monster called Tempus Fugit – these words are written over the clock face and, even though it means "time flies" in Latin, Alek convinces his sister it is a name card of (...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: Poland


J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter (Series, Book 5), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the continuation of the adventures of the young wizard, Harry Potter (now 15) and his friends attending the Hogwarts school for witches and wizards. In this part, Harry has to deal with false accusations. The authorities of the magical world and the magical community refuse to believe in the return of Voldemort, even though Harry has witnessed it. The Dark Lord once again tries to take control of the wizarding world, and the only (secret) organis(...)

literary

YEAR: 2003

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter (Series, Book 6) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The sixth part of the Harry Potter adventures is centered on the relationship between the title character and his mentor, Albus Dumbledore. Together they try to solve the mystery of the indestructibility of Voldemort, the main antagonist of the series, who has returned and once again threatens the magical community. In the magical world in general and at Hogwarts in particular, we can sense an atmosphere of unease – the Dark Lord is once again recruiting Death Eaters and it is not clear wh(...)

literary

YEAR: 2005

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter (Series, Book 7): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The seventh and final book in the “Harry Potter” series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, completes the story of the protagonist's struggle with his lifelong enemy, Lord Voldemort. Harry, Ron and Hermione set off on a journey to find the remaining horcruxes (special objects containing parts of Voldemort's soul and ensuring his immortality). The three friends must constantly hide, pursued by the Dark Lord's followers. The headmaster of Hogwarts is now Snape, a suppose(...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Edmund Niziurski, Zbigniew Łoskot

How to Get Alcibiades [Sposób na Alcybiadesa]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.A group of schoolmates looked for a method of passing exams effortlessly. After many attempts, they succeeded in convincing an older boy (nick-named Shakespeare) to sell them a(...)

literary

YEAR: 1964

COUNTRY: Poland


Fyodor Khitruk

Icarus and Sages [Икар и мудрецы (Ikar i mudretsy)]

The movie tells the story of Icarus who lives among the sages. “All his neighbours, clever men, have already found their place in life and dedicated their leisure to philosophical conversations. […] And this one was… an eccentric.” During the movie Icarus tries to fly many times and falls watched by the eyes of the clever men, who tell him Latin proverbs. These “unquestionable truths” written on monuments tumble on fallen Icarus from heaven. Nevertheless Ica(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1976

COUNTRY: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)


Jerzy Ciechanowicz, Barbara Milewska-Waźbińska

Impluvius and Compluvius amongst Sarmatians [Impluvius et Compluvius apud Sarmatas]

Impluvius et Compluvius apud Sarmatas is an amusing story about the journey of two brave Roman soldiers, Impluvius and Compluvius, from Rome to Sarmatia and back again, on the order of Tiberius Claudius Maximus – a fictional emperor of their contemporary world.On their way to the barbarian Sarmatia, outside of the civilized oikoumene known to Romans, they pass through Assisi, Ancona, Padua, Budapest, go outside the Limes, traverse the Tatras, reach Cracow, and eventually, Warsaw, where the(...)

literary

YEAR: 1991

COUNTRY: Poland


Małgorzata Musierowicz

Jeżyciad (Series) [Jeżycjada]

Jeżycjada is a saga about the life of succeeding generations of families from a district in Poznań, Jeżyce. It began in December 1975. Most of the volumes highlight the problems of adolescence and early adulthood for girls from these families; the few exceptions are Kalamburka [Punnie], 2001, which describes Melania Borejko's whole life; Język Trolli [Trolla's Language], 2004, and Sprężyna [A Coil], 2008, written from the point of view of younger children. The prominent family (...)

literary

YEAR: 1977

COUNTRY: Poland


Simon Adams

Ladybird Histories (Series): Romans

This work is a non-humorous introduction to ancient Roman society aimed at children aged 7+.Table of Contents:Who were the Romans?The Founding of RomeThe Roman RepublicFighting CarthageThe Roman ArmyRoman RoadsJulius CaesarCreating the EmpireConquering BritainFortificationsImperial RomeThe ColosseumA Day at the RacesLife in the CityWonderful WaterLife in the CountryThe Roman FamilyRoman ChildrenFood and LifestyleRoman ReligionPompeiiUp in ArmsDecline and FallWhat the Romans Did for UsFamous Roma(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Holly Black, Cassandra Clare

Magisterium (Series)

The series follows Callum (Call) Hunt and his friends Aaron and Tamara through their time at the Magisterium school for mages. The trio learn how to harness the magic of the four elements – earth, water, fire and air – along with the paired magics of chaos and the soul. All the novels draw on ideas from ancient Greek and other classical mythologies about the four elements and chaos. As in other magic-themed school stories, the use of Latin and Greek lends a sense of recognisable(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Holly Black, Cassandra Clare

Magisterium (Series, Book 2): The Copper Gauntlet

The Magisterium series follows Callum (Call) Hunt and his friends Aaron and Tamara through their time at the Magisterium school for mages. The trio learn how to harness the magic of the four elements – earth, water, fire and air – along with the paired magics of chaos and the soul. [Read more in the entry for the Magisterium series]The Copper Gauntlet is the second book in the series, and picks up on Callum’s discovery that his soul belongs to the evil Constantine Madden, also (...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Holly Black, Cassandra Clare

Magisterium (Series, Book 3): The Bronze Key

The Magisterium series follows Callum (Call) Hunt and his friends Aaron and Tamara through their time at the Magisterium school for mages. The trio learn how to harness the magic of the four elements – earth, water, fire and air – along with the paired magics of chaos and the soul. [Read more in the entry for the Magisterium series]The Bronze Key is the third book in the series and opens with Callum and his father travelling to the Collegium (a college of magic) to receive an honour.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Nadia Wheatley

Melting Point

Melting Point is the story of Xenia Hadzithakis, a seventeen-year-old Greek Australian girl living in Sydney, Australia. Xenia is a rebel, in constant conflict with her traditional Yaya over her style of dress, her forthright behaviour, even the fact that she is studying Latin at school rather than ancient or modern Greek. After a terrible argument with her grandmother, she finds solace in the classroom translating Ovid’s version of the story of Icarus’ flight and fall from Book Eigh(...)

literary

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: Australia


Wiktor Gomulicki , Konstanty Gorski (Górski)

Memories of the Blue School Uniform [Wspomnienia niebieskiego mundurka]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.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 autho(...)

literary

YEAR: 1905

COUNTRY: Poland


Jon Klassen , Sara Pennypacker

Pax

The story is about young boy Peter and his beloved pet–a fox named Pax. When war breaks out and friends have to separate, so Peter – convinced by his father, who was called up for military service – leaves Pax far away from home, in the middle of nowhere. The boy, however, can not come to terms with such a drastic parting and runs away from his new home – he wants to find the fox at all costs. Similarly, Pax, though lost and confused at first, decides to find a friend. Co(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joshua Campbell, Jason Haigh-Elllery, Gary Russel

Prisoner Zero (Series, Season 1, 26 Episodes)

Prisoner Zero is an animated science-fiction series for children (target audience: 8-12 years). Its premise is that the titular Zero has been imprisoned and had his memories stolen by evil regime known as the Imperium in order to allow them to utilize the Bioweve to enslave the minds of its citizens. This said, it is not Zero who is the star of the show but rather the teenagers Tag and Gem who accompany Zero on his adventures. The story arc of the first season centres upon the pair’s attem(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: Australia


Pierce Brown , Rik Hoskin , Eli Powell

Red Rising: Sons of Ares

Red Rising: Sons of Ares is the graphic novel prequel to the novels of the hugely popular Red Rising science-fiction series. The series imagines a rigidly hierarchical interplanetary society which takes much of its form from ancient Greek myths of the ages of humans and from ancient Roman culture. While the main series witnesses an uprising by the Sons of Ares, a terrorist group who fight against oppression, Red Rising: Sons of Ares takes readers back to the origins of the rebellion.The sto(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


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 to prepare for the entry exam to military colleges to translate th(...)

literary

YEAR: 1917

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Kornel Makuszyński , Zbigniew Piotrowski

Satan from the Seventh Grade [Szatan z siódmej klasy]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.Professor Gąsowski is shocked when he discovers that his students have known for a long time his scheme for questioning them during class. It turns out that it was deciphered b(...)

literary

YEAR: 1937

COUNTRY: Poland


Takayo Akiyama, Georgia Amson-Bradshaw

So You Want to Be... (Series): ... a Roman Soldier?

Inspired by the book, Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual by Philip Matyszak, So You Want to be a Roman Soldier? is an adventurous comic book that follows child characters Eddie, Kate and Angus as they explore what it takes to be a Roman solider. Their adventure begins in the Ancient Rome 100 CE wing at the history museum, where the children observe artifacts of various figures from ancient Rome: a stern image of Junia on a plaque; statues of Leontius and Metella; and a painti(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Dave Filoni, George Lucas

Star Wars (Series, S01-S05): The Clone Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a 3D CGI animated television series set during the period between the Star Wars films Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005). The Star Wars stories are set in a distant galaxy which includes a great number of planets and which is inhabited by an enormous range of sentient, non-sentient, and robotic life-forms. A powerful energy known as "the Force" binds the galaxy together and can be channelled by "Force sensitive" living(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: United States of America


TED , Jessica Oreck, Rachael Teel

TED-Ed Lessons Worth Sharing, Series Mysteries of Vernacular: Miniature / Inaugurate / Dynamite / Venom / Gorgeous / Sarcophagus

Every video from the series presents the etymology of a chosen English word and has almost identical structure. At the start, an old book with a title: Mysteries of Vernacular. The History of Language opens. Simultaneously with the narrator's comments the pages of the book turn and show illustrations (in most cases, black and white): either drawings/photos, or writings of the words/terms that the narrator currently speaks about. The first illustration is always the initial letter of the them(...)

ephemeral

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: Online


TED , David T. Freeman, Alex Gendler, Richard Hamblyn, Camille A. Langston, Gregory Taylor

TED-Ed Lessons Worth Sharing, Series Playing with Language: Why Shakespeare Loved Iambic Pentameter / How Did Clouds Get Their Names? / How to Use Rhetoric to Get What You Want

Why Shakespeare Loved Iambic PentameterThe narrator points out that Shakespeare was a playwright, but “first, and foremost – a poet”, and that it is worth paying attention to how stress is used in Shakespeare's poems. Then he defines what exactly stress is, gives examples of using it in modern English, and explains that poets experiment all the time with number and order of accents in their verses (however, it has to be mentioned here, the video does not provide directly th(...)

ephemeral

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: Online


Patrick Branwell Brontë

The History of the Young Men

This work opens with an extensive Introduction which details the early lives of the Brontë children and the evolution of their creative writing. There is also a section of Notes on the Text, which provides a manuscript history and images of the original. Branwell's introduction provides the history of the acquisition of the toy soldiers who formed the basis of the stories. He adds, 'this history is a statement of what Myself, Charlotte Emily and Ann really pretended did happen' (...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: Australia


Adam McCauley , Jon Scieszka

The Time Warp Trio (Series, Book 9): See You Later, Gladiator

See You Later, Gladiator is the ninth installment in the Time Warp Trio, a comic time-travel adventure series written for boys. In this story, friends Joe, Sam and Fred are play fighting in Joe‘s bedroom, emulating the moves of their favourite World Wrestling personalities. Their antics cause The Book, a magic time travel text given to Joe by his uncle, to tumble from the bookshelf. Just as it has before, The Book transports the boys through time and space, this time to ancient R(...)

literary

YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: United States of America


Henryk Jerzy Chmielewski

Tytus, Romek and A’Tomek (Series, Book 15): Tytus Becomes a Geologist [Tytus, Romek i A’Tomek. Księga XV: Tytus Geologiem]

The series presents the characters of two boys, Romek and A’Tomek, trying to humanize their animal friend, a talking chimpanzee, Tytus de Zoo. Each booklet focuses on a different theme, but gradually, Tytus learns to be more human-like through experience, adventures and fun. In booklet 15, Tytus and his friends receive a “screwdriver” vehicle facilitating underground research as a gift. Tytus, as a test pilot, directs the machine into a cinema to watch a film for adults. Later (...)

literary

YEAR: 1982

COUNTRY: Poland


Henryk Jerzy Chmielewski

Tytus, Romek and A’Tomek (Series, Book 19): Tytus Becomes an Actor [Tytus, Romek i A’Tomek. Księga XIX: Tytus aktorem]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.Three main characters, Tytus – a chimpanzee, and his human friends: Romek and A’Tomek are going to the theatre, but Tytus does not know how to behave there so the t(...)

literary

YEAR: 1992

COUNTRY: Poland


Kelsey Oseid

What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky

What We See in the Stars is an informative work which uses attractive illustrations and clear language to communicate about the science of space, the history of space science (including ancient science), and the mythology connected to that science. The work is explicit at the start about its mission to teach science and mythology. It begins by explaining that knowledge of the stars was initially important for agriculture and navigation, and that modern star-gazing is a way to connect with 'a(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United Kingdom United States of America