Howling Frog Books (what a great name for a blog!) has created the Greek Classics Challenge 2012. The goal is to challenge yourself to read some of the great plays, poetry, and literature of the ancient Greeks. If you're interested, I encourage you to go and visit her website here and you can sign up too.
My goal during 2012 is to read at least one work per month, and that would put me at the "Thucydides Level". As it stands, I have several plays by both Aeschylus and Euripides yet to read, and a new translation of Aeschylus' The Oresteia, by Peter Meineck, that I plan to read (my sixth or seventh different Oresteia, I believe). I'm going to use the challenge to explore the comic plays of Aristophanes, and the poetry of Sappho, Empedocles, and Parmenides, as they're all new to me at this point in time.
I also have two translations of The Iliad on the TBR shelf that I want to read in 2012. One is a brand new translation by Anthony Verity (Oxford University Press, 2011) that was published in late-October. The other Iliad I have is a reread of the newly released revision of Richmond Lattimore's 1951 translation. This has a new Introduction, wonderful maps, a superb glossary, and is a beautifully hard-bound edition from the University of Chicago Press. I am very much looking forward to reading both of these translations.
I hope to see some of you joining us in this challenge too. I, for one, can't wait for the discussions to begin!