In Which Alexandra Procrastinates

I have a question for all the language nerds out there: did any of you, while studying Latin in middle school, read through the Cambridge books? Where you start out with these cute little readings about a banker and his family and his dog, and you learn about festivals and slaves and artists and stuff...

...And then Mt. Vesuvius erupts and literally EVERYONE dies? 

Because I just found my old copy.

Yes, yes, I know I'm supposed to be getting my timeline and tech tree together for Antikythera next month, and I owe you guys The Letter Mage #5, but apparently my time today is going to be spent reminiscing over Caecilius' petrified corpse. We'll get TLM edited tomorrow afternoon. 

Latin is... close to Classical Greek, right? Only off by a couple extremely volatile centuries!