SALVUS SIS !
I have decided to bring back my old knowledge of Latin back on track and I bought this book,along with the Cambridge Latin course .. I must say that the Wheelock is ever so disappointing.The book is done in 40 chapters, all introducing specific points of grammar, more or less clearly explained, and by the end of lesson 2, you end up being totally confused as what ending goes to which kind of names, not sure if you re dealing with either a verb or a noun.. some of the exercises have no links whatsoever with the grammatical topic just explained,(the book only gives some partial answers to exercises.. ) and at the end, you feel so frustrated that you want to throw the book against the wall.
The Wheelock course may be a suitable textbook in a classroom, under the guidance of a teacher, but if your goal is to either learn latin at home, at your own pace or simply brush up what you ve learned in school..and don t have the chance to have a teacher... Sorry !
Go for the fantasticly well done "Cambridge Latin Course", or the ever so funny and witty "So you REALLY want to learn Latin" or more serious but by far the best Latin textbook I ve ever dealt with so far
"Reading latin" by Peter Jones & Keith Sidwell. Cambridge University Press .
I rated 2 stars for the binding and the lovely front cover...
Remember this though. Latin, though an extinct language, is a Difficult language to learn. Even a simple sentence requires dealing with declensions cases, and you can t expect reaching a good reading fluency as fast as you would with any other language. so be patient, take a deep breath and enjoy it.
BENE REM GERE !