Happy new year!
This is your annual reminder that the month of January is named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and transitions who looks both backwards and forwards.
The days leading up to 31st December are a time of contemplation and I've been reading many posts on social media celebrating achievements from the year just closed, and intentions for the year just beginning.
I hope you can look back on 2022 with satisfaction and contentment, and I wish you good health and happiness for the year ahead.
You've probably heard this before, but the best way to learn a language is to do a little every day. We all have busy lives and I completely understand that it's so difficult to commit, even to "a little". I have been there myself, and I needed the accountability of a regular class to ensure I didn't lose track.
One of my students has been meeting me every week since last summer but for the past couple of months she has been overloaded with work and hasn't had time to do any Greek homework. The regular weekly meeting has been enough to keep her going, and now that her day-job has settled down again, she has plans for sitting the GCSE examinations.
It's easy for me to tell you to read a little Greek or Latin (or Arabic/Hebrew/Old English) daily, since reading ancient Greek is my job (and obsession) so I *have* to do it every day. But I can confirm that it does help with retention of vocabulary and grammar. Why not try it? After all, it's the perfect time to create a new habit!
What will the Classics Academy be up to in the coming weeks?
The Winter Refresher Day is almost here, and weekly classes are starting soon.