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What is needed, is a similar podcast for Greek. The textbook that I think is suitable for a podcast course of this type already exists ( the course needs to use a text that is available as a pdf online, and as a reprint). This is Kendrick's Greek Course, which is an 'Ollendorff', just as Adler's text is, and uses the same methodology as Adler - it approaches ancient Greek through dialogue and discussions of everyday things, using Henri Ollendorff's methodology. Now, which Greek teacher is going to volunteer to record this textbook, and make a podcast? There have been a couple of attempts to start on it - but converting a text into useable audio lessons takes time and dedication, and these attempts have stalled. I expect it would take around 2 years of regular effort to produce the Greek course. I think the format I am using on Latinum works - it has been much modified over the course of time, in response to user input - and the current system of breaking the lessons into three parts, rendered in such a way that the user does not need to ever consult the written text, seems to work well. If anyone wants to start the Greek Podcast, and help give Classical Greek a much needed shot in the arm (It needs it much more than Latin does), please contact me, and I'll help you set up your mypodcast site, and any other help you may need with recording and uploading. Ideally, I'd like to see an attempt made to record Greek using the contonation. That will make it an adventure for you recording it, as I doubt, if you are a classicist specialising in Greek, that you use the contonation when speaking the language aloud. There is one site by a classical scholar that gives good renderings of the Greek with the contonation, which can serve as a model. Doing this will help to revive something that all scholars agree Ancient Greek had - a tonal pronunciation. Any takers?