Matthew Leigh Embleton

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02/01/2022 - Matthew Leigh Embleton to join the storytelling team at Ancient Rome Refocused

"For Season 6 of Ancient Rome Refocused composer and writer Matthew Leigh Embleton will be joining the podcasts to deliver lectures on his favorite subjects about the ancient world. Embleton has been a welcomed Ancient Rome Refocused contributor for many years, and now he will drop in via Kent, England, with his unique and eye-opening views of Mythology, Runes, Opium and Latin".

03/10/2021 - The D: Programmed Podcast with Melissa Martell

"Join us for Halloween's Spooktober. Tonight guest Matthew Leigh Embleton is here to discuss his book and werewolves in myth and French literature!"

22/07/2021 - The D: Programmed Podcast with Melissa Martell

"Author and composer Matthew Leigh Embleton is here to discuss his latest book, A Brief History of Opium. Matthew will go into the history of opium, including it's influence over artists, it's highly addictive quality, wars fought over it, and how the CIA was involved in the trade!"

05/02/2021 - D:Programmed Podcast with Melissa Martell - Episode 40 Pagan Symbols As Political Propaganda with Matthew Leigh Embleton

"This week on D:Programmed I have dug into the archives on Patreon and found an interview I did back in May of 2020 with author and musician Matthew Leigh Embleton. It was a second part about Norse culture, the first part we talked about Vinland Sagas. In this interview we talk about how devious and evil political agendas have destroyed ancient pagan cultures by using their symbols for evil".

27/05/2020 - The Secret Door Podcast with Melissa Martell

"Language enthusiast, composer, writer, and musician Matthew Leigh Embleton joins the podcast today to talk about his two latest books, Runes: Origins, Evolution, Mythology, Meanings, Divination, and Magic and The Vínland Sagas: Norse Text, Translation, and Word List. We discuss how Norse language was formed and how it evolved, and in several ways it was used within the norse culture. We also get into runes and their practical and magical purposes and much more."

Contributions to Omniglot.com

Omniglot.com is an amazing website which offers a wealth of information on languages and writing systems, both around the world and throughout history. Also included are sample texts, translations and audio examples contributed by a community of language enthusiasts around the world.

Old Norse

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Old Norse, Audio Clip

Appears on:

The Old Norse Language Page

The Germanic Languages Page

Allir menn eru bornir frjálsir ok jafnir at virðingu ok réttum. Þeir eru allir viti gœddir ok samvizku, ok skulu gøra hvárr til annars bróðurliga.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Thor

Old Norse, Audio Clip

Appears on:

The Old Norse Language Page

Þórr heitir áss, ok er sterkr mjök ok oft reiðr. Hann á hamar góðan. Þórr ferr oft til Jötunheima ok vegr Þar marga jötna með hamrinum. Þórr á ok vagn er flýgr. Hann ekr vagninum um himininn. Þar er Þórr ekr, er stormr.

A god is named Thor. He is very strong and often angry. He has a good hammer. Thor often gœs to Gianthome and slays many giants there with the hammer. Thor also has a carriage that flies. He drives the carriage through the sky. Where Thor drives there is storm.

Latin

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Classical Latin, Audio Clip

Appears on:

The Latin Language Page

The Italic Languages Page

Omnes homines dignitate et iure liberi et pares nascuntur, rationis et conscientiae participes sunt, quibus inter se concordiae studio est agendum.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Vulgar Latin, Audio Clip

Appears on:

The Latin Language Page

The Italic Languages Page

Omne homnes nascuntu liberi e pares dignitat e jure, sunt da rationis e conscientiae, e agendu inter spiritu de fraternitat.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-9)

Latin (Vulgate), Audio Clip:

Appears on:

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-9) in Latin Page

Erat autem terra labii unius et sermonum eorundem

And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech.

Cumque proficiscerentur de oriente invenerunt campum in terra Sennaar et habitaverunt in eo

And when they removed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Sennaar, and dwelt in it.

Dixitque alter ad proximum suum venite faciamus lateres et coquamus eos igni habueruntque lateres pro saxis et bitumen pro cemento

And each one said to his neighbour: Come let us make brick, and bake them with fire. And they had brick instead of stones, and slime instead of mortar:

Et dixerunt venite faciamus nobis civitatem et turrem cuius culmen pertingat ad caelum et celebremus nomen nostrum antequam dividamur in universas terras

And they said: Come, let us make a city and a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven; and let us make our name famous before we be scattered abroad into all lands.

Descendit autem Dominus ut videret civitatem et turrem quam aedificabant filii Adam

And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of Adam were building.

Et dixit ecce unus est populus et unum labium omnibus cœperuntque hoc facere nec desistent a cogitationibus suis donec eas opere conpleant

And he said: Behold, it is one people, and all have one tongue: and they have begun to do this, neither will they leave off from their designs, till they accomplish them in deed.

Venite igitur descendamus et confundamus ibi linguam eorum ut non audiat unusquisque vocem proximi sui

Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there confound their tongue, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Atque ita divisit eos Dominus ex illo loco in universas terras et cessaverunt aedificare civitatem

And so the Lord scattered them from that place into all lands, and they ceased to build the city.

Et idcirco vocatum est nomen eius Babel quia ibi confusum est labium universae terrae et inde dispersit eos Dominus super faciem cunctarum regionum

And therefore the name thereof was called Babel, because there the language of the whole earth was confounded: and from thence the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of all countries.

Anglo-Saxon

Useful Phrases in Old English / Anglo-Saxon

About Me (Simon Ager) in Old English / Anglo-Saxon

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