They said it couldn't be done...they said it couldn't be found...they said it was out-of-print and unavailable...but the Library proved them wrong!
I posted some time ago about trying to find an old Greek textbook, A Reading Course in Homeric Greek, Volume 1, which has been out of print for some time and can't be found on Amazon, ABEbooks, eBay, or anywhere else. On a whim, I asked the local library if they'd be able to find it on interlibrary loan. Lo and behold, in it came!
So I've got three weeks with this puppy, leaving me with two options. First, learn classical Greek in three weeks. Second, spend a lot of money on photocopying and get this 354+ page book copied before I have to return it.
I'm leaning toward option two right now, but either way I'm enjoying this tremendously. It's an old high-school textbook from just after WW2, and it's quite awesome. In fact, I've already learned most of the Greek alphabet and a few words that easily translate to English (philosophy, microphone, skeleton, that sort of thing).
So, this is me, doing a happy dance.
I just wanted to share the news with everyone.