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

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March 5, 2018

New Loebs (June 2018)

LIVY
History of Rome, Volume XI
Edited and Translated by J. C. Yardley
History of Rome, Volume XI Livy (Titus Livius, 64 or 59 BC–AD 12 or 17), the great Roman historian, presents a vivid narrative of Rome’s rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to maintain such greatness. The fourth decad (31–40) focuses on Rome’s growing hegemony in the East.
QUINTUS SMYRNAEUS
Posthomerica
Edited and Translated by Neil Hopkinson
Posthomerica Quintus Smyrnaeus’ Posthomerica, composed between the late second and mid-fourth centuries AD, boldly adapts Homeric diction and style to fill in the story of the Trojan expedition between the end of the Iliad and the beginning of the Odyssey. This edition replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by A. S. Way (1913).
SENECA
Tragedies, Volume I: Hercules. Trojan Women. Phoenician Women. Medea. Phaedra
Tragedies, Volume II: Oedipus. Agamemnon. Thyestes. Hercules on Oeta. Octavia
Edited and Translated by John G. Fitch
Tragedies, Volume I Seneca (ca. AD 4–65) authored verse tragedies that strongly influenced Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists. Plots are based on myth, but themes reflect imperial Roman politics. John G. Fitch has thoroughly revised his two-volume edition to take account of scholarship that has appeared since its initial publication.
 

July 17, 2017

Recent Loebs (January 2018)

FRAGMENTARY REPUBLICAN LATIN, VOLUME I
Ennius, Testimonia. Epic Fragments
FRAGMENTARY REPUBLICAN LATIN, VOLUME II
Ennius, Dramatic Fragments. Minor Works
Edited and Translated by Sander M. Goldberg and Gesine Manuwald
Fragmentary Republican Latin, Volume I Quintus Ennius (239–169), widely regarded as the father of Roman literature, was instrumental in creating a new Roman literary identity, domesticating the Greek forms of epic and drama, and pursuing a range of other literary and intellectual pursuits. He inspired major developments in Roman religion, social organization, and popular culture.
GALEN
Hygiene, Volume I: Books 1–4
Hygiene, Volume II: Books 5–6. Thrasybulus. On Exercise with a Small Ball
Edited and Translated by Ian Johnston
Hygiene, Volume I In his treatises Hygiene, Thrasybulus, and On Exercise with a Small Ball, Galen of Pergamum addresses topics of preventive medicine, health, and wellness that continue to resonate with practices of modern doctors and physical therapists.
LIVY
History of Rome, Volume X
Edited and Translated by J. C. Yardley
History of Rome, Volume X Livy (Titus Livius, 64 or 59 BC–AD 12 or 17), the great Roman historian, presents a vivid narrative of Rome’s rise from the traditional foundation of the city in 753 or 751 BC to 9 BC and illustrates the collective and individual virtues necessary to maintain such greatness. The fourth decad (31–40) focuses on Rome’s growing hegemony in the East.