As a father with a full time job and one demanding hobby already. I take inspiration in those who found the time for self study in the classics.* Here’s a compendium of posts on interesting autodidacts.
Alfred Williams – Poet, Factory Hand, Amateur Classicist.
Ann Yearsley – Poet, Mother, Abolitionists, Amateur Classicist
Want to learn ancient languages yourself? I’ve got some resources on what I’m doing to learn Hebrew here.
*Which in my idiosyncratic definition, includes western thought and culture before the fall of Rome.