Welcome Erica !<br /><br />For doing that Greek thing from scratch , I recommend Anne Groton's "From Alpha to Omega 2nd ed.," which I used a couple years back. You could equally try Mastronarde's "Introduction to Attic Greek," but its a bit llike an abridgement of Smyth's Grammar with exercises. You can go to www.Amazon.com
and probably buy a cheap used edition in good condition. <br /><br />By the way, when you start reading greek, it will be easier than Latin, which is the tradeoff for the amount of grammar and vocabulary you have to know. In other words, learning the grammar and initial vocabulary of Latin is usually much easier than Greek but then becomes challenging when you start to read, due to ambiguity [such as the lack of definite articles and other signs] in the Latin language. <br /><br />As far as reading Latin, the Wheellock reader is a good start, but you can also try your hand at Caeser's De Bello Ciuili [On Civil War] . You would definitely want a commentary, and there happens to be a free version and the text at www.Perseus.org
. <br /><br />And when you really get going in reading Latin, I definitely recommned Cicero's De Republica edited by James E.G. Zeitzel. You 'll clearly be able to see how our founding fathers were influenced in forming our Republic.