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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July 17, 2017

Forthcoming 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.
 

February 28, 2017

New Loebs (June 2017)

APULEIUS
Apologia. Florida. De Deo Socratis
Edited and Translated by Christopher P. Jones
Apologia. Florida. De Deo Socratis Apuleius (born ca. 125 AD), one of the great stylists of Latin literature, was a prominent figure in Roman Africa best known for his picaresque novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass. This edition, new to the Loeb Classical Library, contains Apuleius’ other surviving works that are considered genuine.
AELIUS ARISTIDES
Orations, Volume I
Edited and Translated by Michael Trapp
Orations, Volume I Aelius Aristides (117–after 180), among the most versatile authors of the Second Sophistic and an important figure in the transmission of Hellenism, produced speeches and lectures, declamations on historical themes, polemical works, prose hymns, and essays on a wide variety of subjects.
LIVY
History of Rome, Volume IX
Edited and Translated by J. C. Yardley
Introduction by Dexter Hoyos
History of Rome, Volume IX 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.
PLATO
Euthyphro. Apology. Crito. Phaedo
Edited and Translated by Chris Emlyn-Jones and William Preddy
Euthyprho. Apology. Crito. Phaedo Works in this volume recount the circumstances of Socrates’ trial and execution in 399 BC. Euthyphro attempts to define holiness; Apology is Socrates’ defense speech; in Crito he discusses justice and defends his refusal to be rescued from prison; Phaedo offers arguments for the immortality of the soul.