First it killed the Romans, now its killing me!

Anyone remember the old rhyme?

Latin is a dead tongue,
As dead as dead can be.
First it killed the Romans,
Now its killing me!

Anyone who struggled with "Kennedy's Shorter Latin Primer" might agree... so why study Latin?

Clarity of thought  - Latin follows strict grammatical rules; no place for waffling here.
Access to broader vocabulary - many English words have Latin roots.
A link with the past - imagine the joy of being able to decipher that tricky Latin motto, even puzzle through the writing on Roman artefacts.

We've been teaching Latin at Brandon over the summer and it has been fabulous to see how quickly our students make significant progress.

And best of all... Latin never changes, learn it now you know it forever!

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