Over half of the English language is derived from Latin.
unicorn: cornū, horn
humble: humus, earth
gregarious: grex, flock
pantry: pānis, bread
flamingo: flamma, flame
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 innovator Dorothy Sayers to declare that "Latin should be begun as early as possible . . . when the chanting of 'amō, amās, amat' is as ritually agreeable to the feelings as the chanting of 'eeny, meeny, miney, moe.'"
In Latin Primer 3, the language basics explored in Primers 1 and 2 continue, with an increasing emphasis on translation. Revised and expanded, this text introduces students (grades 5 and up) to Latin's final noun declensions and verb conjugations, as well as to the perfect tense, indirect objects, simple prepositions, and more, opening up broad frontiers for their understanding and enjoyment of this early language.
Martha Wilson received a bachelor's degree from Washington State University majoring in both elementary education and fine arts. She taught at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho from 1985-1991, studied Latin at New St. Andrew's College and the University of Idaho, and was the Latin teacher at Logos for her last three years there. She and her husband Jeff live in Georgetown, Kentucky with their seven children in an old house on a quiet street. Most summers they drive their big tan van across the prairies and mountains to the Northwest, visiting and sightseeing along the way. As befitting a mother of seven, she is somewhat of an expert on soups. Their family is part of the Georgetown Evangelical Free Church.
PAGE COUNT: 544 pages
ISBN 10: 1-591280-88-5
PUB. DATE: July 1, 2011
More teaching resources for Latin Primer 3
Student Textbook: This textbook covers the first two declensions, the first two verb conjugations, all six verb tenses, and demonstrative and personal pronouns.
Audio Guide: Read by Jessie Trotter with Brian Kohl, this audio guide covers the vocabulary and chants from the third edition of Latin Primer 3.
Flash Cards: With the Latin word on one side and the English translation on the other, these cards are ideal for studying and memorizing vocabulary.
Complete Package: This includes the Student Textbook, the Teacher's Edition, the flashcards, and the Audio Guide.