Graecists and Latinists, Welcome


only his Latin text
and vine of Nano ivy–
a mysterious rustling of leaves–
did he already leave
to be with Virgil
and Livy?

June 2010

Welcome to my Languages blog on WordPress.

Ten years ago, as I was transitioning to retirement, I began dusting off my Latin and Greek. I had been a Classics major in college, and in fact I have an ABD (All But Dissertation), but I had not read these ancient languages in decades. How did that go? I recorded some of my experience and observations in a blog on Blogger that I called “Teaching Yourself Latin and Greek — Notes of an Autodidact.” That was a little misleading, since I originally learned Latin and Greek in the classroom. So be it.

I have now started this new blog site on WordPress. As a first item of business, I have imported those posts from Blogger (minus a few I am letting go by the wayside) and am reproducing them here, with a handful of tweaks and updated links, but retaining the original publication dates. If you have found your way to this site and are only interested in those original Blogger posts, you can find them by scrolling to the bottom of the posts listed on this page, or go to the bottom of my home page and click on the tag “Blogger”.

I look forward to posting some more reflections on the business of learning Greek and Latin in the days and months to come.


Published by Randy Gibbons

I am retired. I have several strong interests, in particular classical studies (Greek and Latin); a lifelong passion for music, especially jazz; and more recently, dabbling in philosophy. For more information about me, click on About Me.

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