Not sure how many rc readers are aware of the Latinstudy and Greekstudy lists, in which a group of folks essentially get together via email and work their way through various texts. It's very useful for folks who want to learn Latin or Greek on their own and new groups are forming on a semi regular basis. I figure it's a good thing to announce here at rogueclassicism when new groups are starting up, such as this announcement from the Greekstudy list:

Greek Activities for the week of May 29, 2005

Two new groups are in the organization stage and will start next month:

1) A moderately paced, Attic Greek translation group: about 200-250 words
per week from Xenophon's 'Anabasis'.
This group is set to start Tuesday, June 21, 2005.
For more information, go to:

2) A "whirlwind" rapid, summer Homeric Greek group: This group will be
working through the entirety of Clyde Pharr's 'Homeric Greek: A Book for
Beginners' (starting Wednesday, June 15 and ending Friday, September
2). While Pharr's textbook is intended for the beginner with no Greek
experience, the rapid pace is probably more suited for a review/refresher
(or an introduction to Homeric Greek from someone who's already had a
little Attic). By the end of the course you'll have read 611 lines from
Book I of the Iliad.
For more information, go to:


This is a summary of current activities on the GreekStudy list, an open
email list dedicated to the study of the Greek language: Homeric, Classical
(Attic), and Hellenistic/Biblical (Koine - none currently active). Active
groups include:

• RV Schoder & VC Horrigan, 'A Reading Course in Homeric Greek' (Homeric)
• JW White, 'First Greek Book' (Attic)
• Balme & Lawall, 'Athenaze', Book 1 (Attic)
• CAE Luschnig, 'An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach'

Anyone may join or drop a study group at any time. If you are interested
in participating in a particular group: first, check that group's web page;
if you do not find the information you seek, send email to that group's
coordinator. If you wish to start a new group, initiate the discussion on
the list and/or contact one of the coordinators listed below for assistance.

A volunteer coordinator will set a study group's agenda, and will collect
and collate assignments, which are then posted to the list for comparison
and discussion.

If you don't want to see all the postings on the list, please use your
email reader's filtering software. Group-specific postings will have a
group tag in their subject line for easy identification, as indicated below
in square brackets: "Group: [ ... ]". You may also subscribe to the digest
version of the list for easier handling of the list traffic.

Questions should be posted to

This activities update is posted weekly, usually on Sunday.
Coordinators: please check your group listing and send updates to Paul