Latin Primer 2

(1 review)

Martha Wilson


Over half of the English language is derived from Latin.

aquarium—aqua, water
fable—fabula, story
clamor—clamo, I shout
dolphin—delphinus, dolphin
narrator—narro, I tell

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 2, Martha Wilson strengthens elementary school students (grades 4 and up) in the basics they discovered in Latin Primer 1, and leads them steadily into new territory. Revised and expanded, this text spotlights the fundamentals of classical Latin: vocabulary for everyday experiences like names of animals; verb and noun endings; adjective and adverb use; questions and commands; and other early grammar essentials.

This package is the complete Latin Primer 2 (4th edition). It's everything you need to learn (or teach) your second year of beginning Latin.

Please note: We have removed the flash cards from the homeschool package—because they will be available for free download here, here, and here. If you'd still like to purchase the Flashcards from us, go here.

This package contains the following items:

  • Student Text
  • Teacher's Edition
  • Audio Guide (audio download) - This audio guide download is a single mpeg-4 audio file, which means it is very large. You can navigate the file in iTunes by clicking the "Chapters" tab on the menu bar. This enables you to move from week to week, rather than just restarting the file from the beginning every time you play it.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Chasity Hill
Great Curriculum

This curriculum makes Latin easy to teach and learn. Doing things the way the teacher’s manual suggest with introducing new words and giving the derivatives the first day and then doing the chant and quotation the next and then having my daughter do the worksheet the next day and the quiz the following day works out great with our school schedule. It’s easy to follow and very manageable. It doesn’t take an excess amount of time to get through which makes it enjoyable. The way this curriculum is laid out makes retaining the information that is learned stick.