Are any of these situations familiar to you?
You want to take the next step on your career ladder. What you need is sales experience abroad, and a subsidiary in Spain offers the perfect opportunity. Do you speak Spanish?
A French corporation has just taken over your company. Significant changes in the company’s management and culture are imminent, and French will become the new management language. Are you able to keep pace?
Your company has just taken over a new subsidiary in Germany, but you just cannot understand what your new colleagues are saying, or even how they think…
Or maybe you just want to be able to speak “the language” when you go on vacation?
You are at the right place for helping you realize your language learning goals!
Hi Duane. I managed to learn a bit of tourist Greek for my 2008 Aegean Odyssey. Knowing the alphabet and some ancient Greek helped a lot. I visited almost every place I knew or could surmise Aristotle had lived or spent significant time: Ancient Stagira, Pella, Meiza, Vergina, Dion, Larissa, Delphi, Thebes, Khalkis, Athens, Delos, Mytilene, Pyrrha, Eresos, Assos, and points between. I know that in order to write my novel of Aristotle, I needed to see these places. You would certainly like Pella even if much of the remains are Hellenistic — There is an attractive new museum that wasn’t there when I visited. Amyntas III — and other kings you know well — lived in and reigned from the oldest part of the palace there, which is still under excavation. I hope you got my message via about.me/duanemarch! –Ralph
I am flattered that my Masters Thesis was of such use!
Of course I would love a PDF copy of it.
I subsequently published a revised version of the chronology in a scholarly journal in 1995. You may want to look at it.
„The Kings of Makedon: 399-369 BC“, Historia (Franz Steiner Verlag), Vol. 44, No. 3 (1995), 257-282.
Have you found an agent or publisher for your historical novel?
Keep me informed!
I too have been working on an historical novel dealing primarily with Athens and Persia in the 6th century BC. I wonder if you would like a look at it.
Main characters are Cyrus the Great, Peisistratos, Solon, Kleisthenes, Croesus of Lydia…
I look forward to your response!