I read an old post of yours where you considered history graduate school? What did you eventually decide to take in regards to languages? I'm at the odd point where I should be considering Latin but would rather take French and/or German at this point as a second-year. I'm even more worried that I might not want to study the Romans or ancient civilizations just because... I'll find more interests and that sort and it'll be difficult to specialize in the future. Heck, I've even looked at some sample language proficiency exams (from Harvard, Stanford and some others I think) and well, readability is important. I didn't think the passages consisted so much difficulty that would be akin to reading Les MisÚrables in its original text while deciphering Hugo. I digress however... Perhaps multiple languages within a short span isn't so ridiculous since there's some breathing room in the beginning phases of the duration of a tumultuous relationship with the PhD program...
Oh and were you considering PhD programs? How are you approaching the idea of research? I've contacted one or two professors (yes I couldn't count them all so quickly and it wasn't so entirely explicit) about the Romans. I've only taken one-upper division course on the topic however and I'm not too familiar with the idea of historiography. Also, history or classics? I'm slightly inclined towards the latter but my obsession with consolidation lies heavily with the former and its entire gamut - Western Civilization or otherwise.
mme: I talked to a professor @ my cc who did his phd history program at stanford and has taught for over 25 years and he said that the language side of the program is important but not as important and everyone makes it out to be. You have to be able to "get by" in the language but in no means are you expected to be proficient. When it comes to research he said that what he did, and what former students have told him they did, is get "close" to a professor. Take a couple classes with them, go to their office hours, just kinda BS with em and then bring it up and they'll be much more open to finding you a spot either with them or with an associate that they know.
For the record, I've decided not to pursue the phd in history track.