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


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).

July 12, 2022

New Loebs (July 2022)

Volume I
Edited and Translated by Paul Potter
Hippocrates, Volume I Volume I of the Loeb Hippocrates presents an exemplary selection of works by or attributed to the “Father of Medicine” that illustrate his fundamental contributions to the theory, philosophy, and practice of medicine. Included are Ancient Medicine; Airs, Waters, Places; Epidemics 1 and 3; Precepts; Nutriment; and the famous Hippocratic Oath.
Volumes I–III
Translated by David Magie
Revised by David Rohrbacher
Historia Augusta, Volume I The Historia Augusta is a biographical collection written by a single author under six pseudonyms that covers the lives of the Roman emperors from Hadrian (r. 117–138) to Carinus (283–285). While it is our most detailed surviving source for this period, it has more value as an enigmatic work of literary fiction than as history.
Lysis. Symposium. Phaedrus
Edited and Translated by Chris Emlyn-Jones and William Preddy
Plato, Lysis. Symposium. Phaedrus Works in this volume explore the relationship between two people known as love (erōs) or friendship (philia). In Lysis, Socrates meets two young men at a wrestling school; in Symposium, he joins a company of accomplished men at a drinking party; and in Phaedrus, experimental speeches about love lead to a discussion of rhetoric.