Over half of the English language is derived from Latin. amateur amo, I love Montana mons, mountain patriot patria, native land spectacular specto, I look at mural murus, wall These and thousands of other words we use every day keep this "dead" language a language of kings and poets, of scrolls and secrets alive. And this means that when we study Latin, we're not just learning about Rome we're learning about ourselves. Rediscover this time-honored language, which led classical education pioneer Dorothy Sayers to declare that "Latin should be begun as early as possible ... when the chanting of Amo, amas, amat is as ritually agreeable to the feelings as the chanting of eeny, meeny, miney, moe." In Latin Primer 1 Martha Wilson equips elementary school students (grades 3 and up) with a solid foundation in classical Latin. Newly revised and expanded, this text covers the very basics: vocabulary for everyday concepts like farming, sailing, the human body, constellations, and family; verb and noun endings; and other beginning grammar concepts. This updated teacher's edition includes new teacher's notes, weekly quizzes, and a full glossary."