From the General Editor

Winged Words and the digital Library

Over a century ago, James Loeb announced the founding of the Loeb Classical Library and his intention to bring the written treasures of the ancient Greek and Roman world “within the reach of all who care for the finer things in life.” Now it gives us great pleasure to welcome you – old friends and newcomers, scholars, students, and general readers alike – to the digital Loeb Classical Library, and to invite you to enjoy its Greek and Latin texts alongside English translations, in the familiar ways and in surprisingly new ones.

Praise for the digital Loeb Classical Library

“The Loeb Library…remains to this day the Anglophone world’s most readily accessible collection of classical masterpieces… Now, with their digitization, [the translations] have crossed yet another frontier.”—Wall Street Journal

“The digital Loeb Classical Library will be a transformative experience for professionals doing research and provide everyone else with a wonderful buffet of reading to browse.”—Weekly Standard


August 15, 2022

Forthcoming Loebs (December 2022)

Aetia. Iambi. Lyric Poems
Hecale. Hymns. Epigrams
Miscellaneous Epics and Elegies. Other Fragments. Testimonia
Edited and Translated by Dee L. Clayman
Aetia. Iambi. Lyric Poems The prolific scholar-poet Callimachus of Cyrene spent his career at the royal court and great Library at Alexandria. Creatively reworking the language and generic properties of his predecessors, Callimachus developed a distinctive style, learned and elegant, that became an important model for subsequent poets both Greek and Roman.
Livius Andronicus. Naevius. Caecilius
Edited and Translated by Robert Maltby and Niall W. Slater
History of Rome, Volume VIII Livius Andronicus, Naevius, and Caecilius were highly influential pioneers in the creation and development of Latin poetry, especially tragedy, comedy, historical drama, and epic, not only in the adaptation of Greek models but also in the inclusion of Roman allusions, subjects, and themes.

July 20, 2022

Site Maintenance (July 27)

dLCL The digital Loeb Classical Library will be temporarily unavailable on Wednesday, July 27 for routine maintenance. We do not anticipate the outage to last more than a few hours. Many thanks in advance for your patience and understanding while we prepare for the launch of Enhanced Navigation (coming Fall 2022).