I'm currently in college getting an BA in history. My general plan for afterward includes a PhD in classics/ancient history. I'm both looking forward to and absolutely dreading the required reading. With the insane amount of information I'm going to have to learn (Latin, Greek, French and German on top of the all the 'history stuff'!) I'd like to get a head start. What I'm looking for is a list of books I should read. Many graduate-program websites have a recommended reading list but I'd like something a little more concrete. Also, I'd like it to be ordered. If there is one book I absolutely have to read, what would it be? What would should I read next?
I know there isn't a "right" way to do this, but I'd like your opinion on where I should start.
Thank you very much!