I just finished the solo campaign in Nintendo’s just-released nostalgia orgy, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and–to my surprise–when the credits roll, the game treats you to a Latin lesson, revealing the Latin text of the game’s main theme along with an English translation. While playing, I had assumed that the incomprehensible operatic lyrics were Japanese.
For the curious:
Audi famam illius. Solus in hostes ruit et patriam servavit.
Audi famam illius. Cucurrit quaeque tetigit destruens.
Audi famam illius. Spes omnibus, mihi quoque. Terror omnibus, mihi quoque.
Ille iuxta me. Socii sunt mihi qui olim viri fortes rivalesque erant.
Saeve certando pugnandoque splendor crescit.
Those of you who are taking Got Medieval for course credit will want to submit your own translation by the end of the week, or points will be deducted from your final grade. I’ll post the official translation eventually.*
*And by eventually, I mean when I get tired of smashing brothers. I may be some time.