YMMV: Cambridge Latin Course
- Accidental Innuendo: In spades, especially if you're learning Latin and tend to make mistakes translating it, many lines can come out having a completely different meaning to what they are meant to. Even some of the properly translated lines tend towards this.
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Quintus as an Unreliable Narrator whose adventures "coincidentally" involve him becoming close with several different men (Caecilius, Barbillus, Cogidubnus) who "accidentally" die and leave him everything...
- Crowning Moment of Awesome: Clemens befriends a cat that lives in the Temple of Isis in Alexandria. Said cat attacks the head of the local mafia.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Grumio. The drunk, dishonest, ladies' man of a cook who went as far as impersonating a Roman citizen. The course is used in a lot of high schools.
- Ho Yay: In the second book, Clemens works at a glass shop under the employment of Eutychus. Eutychus is very easily angered by pretty much everything, yet consistently describes Clemens as "mi dulcissime" ("my very good friend!'; literally "my very sweet friend!") and greets him amicissime (in a very friendly way). The UST gets better from there.
- Magnificent Bastard: Salvius.
- Memetic Sex God: ancillae Grumionem delectant.*
- Tear Jerker: Cerberus the dog standing guard beside Caecilius' corpse while Vesuvius erupts and buries Pompeii.
- Hell, the entire twelfth stage is this.