I suffered Latin at school and only later realised its value in understanding foreign languages. I later made the mistake of saying so to my old Latin master at a school reunion event.Unlike you, I didn’t go to public school which has to be the only place left on Earth that still thinks teaching Latin and Greek has any value aside from bumping up exorbitant school fees.
"To say nothing of understanding your own language" he grumbled.
He always was a grumpy old b*gger, and his nickname of "Death" suited him well.
But he was also right.