Dirk Sacre, PhD

Dirk Sacre, PhD Dirk Sacre is professor of Latin at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He received his PhD in philology from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Sacre is a member of the Academia Latinitati Fovendae in Rome. He was a professor of Latin at the University of Antwerp from 1987 to 1998. His main interest is in Neo-Latin poetry. He has also published on Erasmus, Lipsius, and other humanities. Sacre wrote the foreword to Smith's English-Latin Dictionary (American Book Company, 1871; reprinted by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2000) and is coeditor with Marcel Smets of Tonight They All Dance: 92 Latin and English Haiku (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1999).

Dirk Sacre, PhD's Books

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  • Tonight They All Dance: 92 Latin & English Haiku

    Editeds: Dirk Sacre, Marcel Smets   Translator: Herman Servotte   Illustrator: Mark McIntyre
    Product Code: 441X
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-441-3

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    Elegant simplicity: Haiku in Latin, with English translation. Tonight They All Dance can serve as a primer to the composition of Latin verse and, as such, can lend students and scholars alike insight into the intricacies and joys of writing poetry in a non-native language. Haiku, with its short form and engaging content, is the ideal instrument for a first exploration of Latin poetic composition. By modeling the composition of Latin haiku and translating both the substance and the form into English haiku, students will begin to understand the challenges of accurate and beautiful translation. It is only through such intimate experience that a true sense of Latin verse can be gained.