The author reports the situation of Latin-teaching at secondary schools between 1995 and 2008. The statistics of this period show some decline in all fields of the instruction: the number of the Latin teachers and students learning Latin and sitting for the final exam on this subject is decreasing. There are fewer entrants to the national competitions as well. The essay describes the human cultural subjects and the schoolbooks, and it represents the candidates to the universities may score points according to their Latin studies and final exams only at the faculty of arts. The conclusion of this essay: the part of the Latin is diminishing at secondary schools in Hungary, and a wide professional collaboration is needed to stop this tendency.