I have always been interested in the Ancient world. I am a double major in Classics and Anthropology, and am concentrating in Archaeology in both. I am entering my third year of Latin this fall, as well as starting my first year of Greek. Unfortunately for me, I was sent down the wrong path by many people.
I always wanted to learn Greek. Not only did the Anthropologists tell me that Classics was pointless and that Latin was a waste of time, but the Classicists told me that I had to take Latin first. So here I am, going on my fifth year of undergrad, trying to finish my honors thesis for Anthropology, but only beginning with language.
I finally realized that I needed to stop listening to others, they do not know what I want, only I do. I have never been the type of person to let others tell me what I can and cannot do. If I give up before I even start, then I've already failed myself. If all I have to do is keep my grades high, take the GRE's, and do a post-bac year, then I will. End of story.
This is my plan. I am teaching myself Greek this summer, whether anyone else thinks I can is irrelevant to my goals. Luckily for me, there are a few kind people in this world and I found one. I told him of my plans and he lead me to this website.
I didn't think I could be even more excited to teach myself a dead language than I was already....
Thanks for the warm welcome and happy spring!