The current paper defends the existence of aspect in Latin by proposing a three-dimensional (SFL-inspired) interpretation of both aspect and tense. The traditional usage labels of the tenses can all be framed within the framework proposed in this paper. Moreover, the interpersonal meaning of perspective, similar to focalization, adds an important interpretation of many tenses and their textual surroundings. The ultimate tense choice in narratives usually depends on the most important dimension of meaning, along a certain metafunctional hierarchy. Such a multidimensional interpretation of the tenses may inspire an authentic reading experience and boost the development of pupils’ cognitive and linguistic capacities.