Wheelock’s was the text I had for collegiate Latin – don’t ask me which edition, though. I found it very good in most respects, though there was one aspect I found annoying. As a lifelong student of military history, and having read Goodbye, Mr. Chips perhaps one time too many, I was really looking forward to reading a lot of material from Caesar. I was doomed to disappointment. I found a footnote in the introduction explaining that he (Wheelock) had avoided including anything from Caesar because he didn’t approve of Big Jule’s politics. :rolleyes:
Something else I noted from thumbing through a later edition. Wheelock decided to graft artificially onto Latin our modern cultural hypersensitivity to “sexually exclusive” language. In his sample sentences, he went out of his way to use gender neutral constructions, even if they were grammatically and culturally incorrect.
In other words, an honest-to-gosh politically correct Latin primer.