Greece

Greece is also home to two Potter translations, Modern Greek and Ancient Greek

 

Modern Greek

1st Edition Modern Greek translation of Harry Potter and the Philsopher's Stone, published by Psichogios Publications in 2001. This translation is wonderfully vibrant and also one of the first translations I purchased when I decided to collect the Potter translations. The Modern Greek translations are found in Greece easily still, or so I've been told, but are harder to find outside of the country. 

Title: Ο Χάρι Πότερ και η Φιλοσοφική Λίθος (O Chári Póter kai i Filosofikí Líthos)
ISBN: 9789602743485 or 9602743484
Translator: Máia Roútsou
Format: Softcover

Notes: All 7 books published; 2nd Edition Featuring Kazu Kibioshi cover art (more common)

Difficulty to Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

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Ancient Greek

1st Edition Ancient Greek translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Bloomsbury in 2004. I've had a lot of questions about why Bloomsbury would publish a book in a dead language, and the answer is a fun one. Jo and her publishers wanted to take the fear away from studying dead languages (Latin being the other one), as well as hopefully help bolster Classical language studies by presenting not only the (thought to be) first children's tale rendered into Ancient Greek but also provide a wildly mainstream popular tale for current scholars.  Fr more information, click here

 

Title: Ἅρειος Ποτὴρ καὶ ἡ τοῦ φιλοσόφου λίθος (Áreios Potír kaí i toú filosófou líthos)

ISBN: 9781582348261 or 158234826x                                                      

Translator: Andrew Wilson

Format: Hardcover with Jacket

 

Notes: Only book of the series rendered into Ancient Greek; longest known text written in Ancient Greek since the novels of Heliodorus of Emesa in the 3rd Century A. D.

 

Difficulty to Find Rating: 4, Somewhat Common

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Here we have the lovely 2nd Edition, with amazing cover art designed by Jonny Duddle, published in 2014 by Bloomsbury. This book is stunning with deep purple boards, raised gold lettering lighting up the lovely cover art.

Title: Ἅρειος Ποτὴρ καὶ ἡ τοῦ φιλοσόφου λίθος
ISBN: 9781408866160
Translator: Andrew Wilson
Format: Hardcover with Jacket

Difficulty to Find Rating: 3, Common