Hi my friends! My name is Paul Haverstock and I am so excited to have found this website! I won't go off on how cool this kind of resource is, except to say that I've never seen such an awesome classics website.<br />I am a student at the University of Kansas, beginning my Sophomore year in a week. My major is classical languages; I'm so excited about becoming well versed, and Deus-volens, fluent in Latin and Greek. I took 3 years of fairly intensive Latin in highschool (Wheelock's for 1.5 years, then "Aeneas to Augustus" <assorted Latin authors> and other supplemental books for another 1.5). For my first semester at KU I took Latin III (Catullus & Cicero) and Greek I (grammar). Second semester I continued in both languages, taking Greek Grammer II and Latin: Vergil's Aeneid. <br />I have a lot of passion for the languages. <br />Ok, now you know a bit about where I'm at. (Thanks for reading by the way
)... Well, I was wondering what I should do at this point. This summer I didn't spend as much time as I needed to in either language: I got together with a friend once every couple of weeks to read/translate Herodotos, and I didn't do much latin to speak of.<br />I REALLY want to become fluent (or at least as close to fluent as one can become with a "dead" language) in Latin and Greek. I need to develop good study habits, though, and I guess I'm looking for a little inspiration, or a nudge in the right direction. If there are any here who could offer some advice about how to become more fluent (aside from simply saying "read"...if you could recommend what I ought to read, that would be so helpful).<br />Ago gratias vobis, Amici, for reading my post. I look forward to growing through this board, and helping others as I can.<br /><br />Avete atque Valete!<br />-Paul Haverstock<br /><br />P.S. If there is anyone here who goes to KU, I'd love to hang out, and do some good (i.e. greek/latin/quidquid videtur).