Translations from Latin

Latin Love Quotes from Roman and Medieval poets

Dating a Latinist? Married to one? Don't know any Latin? Need a Latin love poem? Well, maybe these little gems of Latin poetry will help you out when you need a quote to express yourself in an eternal language (maybe even while text messaging?). If not, just enjoy.

The Chinon Parchment. Examination of the Knights Templars

The Chinon Parchment is a historical document, published by Étienne Baluze during the 1600s, in Vitae Paparum Avenionensis ("Lives of the Popes of Avignon"). It has recently been made famous by Dr Barbara Frale's discovery that Pope Clement V secretly absolved the last Grand Master Jacques de Molay, and the rest of leadership of the Knights Templar, in 1308, from charges brought against them by the Medieval Inquisition.[1] The parchment is dated Chinon, 1308 August 17th - 20th and the Vatican keeps an authentic copy with reference number Archivum Arcis Armarium D 218, the original having the number D 217.

Papal Bull Regarding the University of Cambridge

John XXII, Pope of Rome, at the request of King Edward II granted this bull to the University of Cambridge. It seems to be qute similar to the document that the Vatican has on display. The title of the page at the Vatican Secret Archives' website says: "JOHN XXII FOUNDS THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE". As it becomes quite clear from the document itself, John XXII did no such thing. The university already existed de facto for some time, and the term studium generale applied to the school in Cambridge was interchangeable with Universitas.

Luther's 95 Theses in Latin and English

This very famous doctrinal text is also a fine example of theological Latin.