A famous squib in the English comic magazine, Punch, runs: "Advice to those about to marry: Don't."
I won't repeat that advice to those interested in studying Greek or Latin on their own, but it is difficult work. The old farmer in Eugene O'Neill Desire Under the Elms (a tragedy modeled on Euripides' Hippolytus) repeats over and over again the basis of his theology: "God ain't easy. God's hard." So are Greek and Latin.
The best time to begin language study (and the study of mathematics) is before puberty, as Thomas Jefferson knew and contemporary research has confirmed. The best way is in a class with other interested learners under the direction of a commit, ted teacher. Getting a decent instructor might seem difficult, but many Americans live near colleges and universities where these languages are taught. Most priests and ministers are interested in