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Cecelia Luschnig

I began teaching in 1965 at the University of Cincinnati (as a TA), spent the next four years at Ohio University and then emigrated to Sicily (though it turned out to be only for two years) to finish my dissertation and escape the political climate here. Intro. was begun in Siracusa and finished in Cincinnati with the help of a grant from the University of Cincinnati. It was tested at the University of Washington for a year and at the University of Idaho, where after 28 years of teaching I am Professor Emerita. My classical interests are in language teaching/learning, word origins, and Greek tragedy. In teaching beginning and intermediate Greek, I have always tried to share what I have learned over the years (in little Eureka moments) and to fill in gaps that were left in my own knowledge at various stages. That is the point of the numerous study guides on the site.

Deborah Mitchell

My interest in the Classics began as a very young child, when my parents bought a decades-old second-hand encyclopedia with a companion set of volumes called "The Children's Hour." The stories about Ulysses and the other ancient heroes entertained me for hours. Indeed, those volumes were almost the only books I had, and I read them often. Their influence led me to first take up the study of the Classics by taking Latin in high school.

In my late 20s, I learnt a little Greek in undergraduate school at the College of Charleston. Studying Homer in translation with Dr. Bishop Hunt, I developed a strong desire to be able to read Greek literature in the original language. So I signed up for Ancient Greek, and the text my professor used back then was Cecelia's "An Introduction to Ancient Greek". I loved the text, especially her vocabulary notes and all of the readings.

Although I was only able to study Greek for a year, and life carried me away from the Classics and into Computer Science, I always hoped I could someday return to Latin and Greek. About a year ago, I found two online language lists for the study of Latin and Greek, and haven't looked back. In fact, I met Cecelia when I decided to start an online study group using her text, and she was kind enough to offer us the use of her study guides and other pedagogical materials.

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