Classical Wisdom
Keep your brain active for longer…
Dear Reader,
Did you known that learning another language can help keep your mind active for longer? And that this will guard against memory loss and dementia?
We’re not just talking about any language though. As lovers of the classics, our language of choice is naturally Latin.
Besides its links to the ancient world, Latin also holds a number of cognitive perks. You see, Latin is an especially invigorating language to learn, due to the way it delves deep into the structure of language, making it a true mental workout.
In fact, learning Latin will pay off later in life with a long term mental benefits.
A study done by Edinburgh University and Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad in India found that learning second language could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
That’s right, in addition to the many immediate advantages to studying Latin, it will also help keep you mentally alert for longer.
While Latin is certainly not the only language to give you these long term advantages, this classical language has a number of other benefits. This makes it an extremely valuable language to learn, no matter what stage in life you are.
What are the other benefits of studying Latin?
  • Latin gives you a deeper understanding of language
That’s right, Latin will help you with English and many other languages. This is because Latin requires and teaches a strong grammatical framework. You learn how to break down a language into its various separate parts to see how it works. This makes learning a new language much easier.
  • It expands your vocabulary
Latin forms the roots of many words in English and other modern languages. For example, the Latin word for death: mors, mortis, is the base for many English words such as mortal, immortal, morbid, mortuary, rigor mortis, postmortem and so on. After learning Latin you’ll find your vocabulary is much broader and you can easily decipher new words without a dictionary!
  • Latin is the language of science
Understand the terminology of the sciences using your Latin skills. Latin is used heavily in biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacology, astronomy, psychology, forensics and more.
  • Law, government, logic and theology rely heavily on Latin
Do you work or have an interest in these fields? Latin will give you a significant advantage, taking the struggle out of learning the terminology and meaning of the vast vocabulary of Latin terminology.

Bring the classics to life!
Beyond the strictly grammatical applications of Latin, learning Latin also gives greater understanding of the concepts of these ancient civilizations, concepts that are still vitally important in society.
After all, learning a new language is learning a new way of thinking and seeing the world. It provides a unique insight into the classical world and back into the founding concepts of the modern world.
Plus, understanding Latin means you have a whole other world of literature to read. Delve into the original, untranslated works of authors who have inspired the modern literary canon. From Catullus and Martial, to Virgil, Cicero, Ovid, Pliny and Homer, there’s a world waiting to be discovered. We all know, after all, that nothing can be compared to the original text.
But don’t just take our word for it. This is what Thomas Jefferson had to say about reading in Latin:

“To read the Latin and Greek authors in their original, is a sublime luxury; … I thank on my knees, him who directed my early education for having put into my possession this source of rich delight”
Latin is still the original and truest way to pass down the legacy of the ancient world. And it certainly isn’t dead, which you’ll quickly realize once you start learning it.
Learn Latin in a lively setting
Learning Latin can seem like a daunting task at first, for students of any age… but it doesn’t have to be. With the right Latin course, learning this classical language is not only extremely doable, but also enjoyable and easy.This is where Visual Latin comes in.
This Latin course was designed by Latin enthusiast Dwane Thomas, who has been teaching Latin for nearly 20 years. Visual Latin aims to make Latin fun and engaging. Rather than dryly studying from a book, this is a video course that brings this ancient language to life.
Visual Latin has helped countless students of all ages not only learn Latin, but enjoy learning Latin. Both humorous and simple, the videos break down any resistance to learning, making it easy for anyone to master Latin.
What do you get with Visual Latin?
    • Visual Latin I
    • Visual Latin II
    • Printable worksheets and quizzes
Visual Latin is available as a DVD, download or streaming so that you can choose the format that is most convenient for you. The videos are presented by founder Dwane Thomas.Each Visual Latin course consists of:
  • 30 lessons per level
  • Each lesson has 3 videos, ranging from 5 to 15 minutes
  • Content covering grammar, sentences and reading
  • Worksheets to practice each lesson’s content
Why Visual Latin?
There are a lot of Latin courses on the internet… However, most courses are highly theoretical, work from a book and can be intimidating.What we at Classical Wisdom Weekly love about this course is that it is broken up into easy-to-consume chunks which you can follow at your own pace. It makes learning something seemingly difficult quite easy to do.
Visual Latin is the easiest way to learn Latin at home
Rather than simply studying from a book, you get the advantage of a complete experience focusing on more than just the grammar, and crucially can hear how words are pronounced.
The video format, presented by the charismatic Dwane Thomas makes Latin accessible and fun. It’s the closest thing you can get to a face-to-face teaching, with the convenience of being able to learn in your own home in your own time.
How can I get started?
To get started in learning Latin and to enjoy the many benefits that learning this language offers, simply follow the link below.
Choose your level. You can start by just purchasing Visual Latin I, or you can save money and buy both levels at once. The video course comes with free downloadable worksheets and quizzes. There is also the option to purchase a printed version of these worksheets.
visual latin
Visual Latin comes with supplemental learning material to ensure you make the most of your lessons
Next you can decide the format: DVD, a download or streaming.
Then you’re ready to start learning this fantastic classical language.
Oh and did we mention, if you buy now you can save up to $40 on your purchase! So hurry now, before this offer expires!
Order your Visual Latin course today and start enjoying the mental benefits! Just click below to get started.
All the best,

Van Bryan
Associate Editor

Classical Wisdom Weekly