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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September 24, 2020

Forthcoming Loebs (December 2020)

GALEN
On Temperaments. On Non-Uniform Distemperment. The Soul’s Traits Depend on Bodily Temperament
Edited and Translated by Ian Johnston
Galen, On Temperaments. In On Temperaments, Galen of Pergamum sets out his concept of the combination of the four elemental qualities (hot, cold, wet, and dry), which is fundamental to his account of the structure and function of human, animal, and plant bodies. Two related works explore disturbances in this combination and their consequences.
LIVY
History of Rome, Volume VII
Edited and Translated by J. C. Yardley
History of Rome, Volume VII 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 third decad (21–30) chronicles the Second Punic War of 220–205 BC. This Loeb edition replaces the original (1943) by Frank Gardner Moore.
PETRONIUS. SENECA
Satyricon. Apocolocyntosis
Edited and Translated by Gareth Schmeling
Petronius, Satyricon. Seneca, Apocolocyntosis The Satyrica (Satyricon liber), traditionally attributed to the Neronian courtier Petronius, is a comic-picaresque fiction recalling the narrator’s adventures in the early imperial demimonde, including Trimalchio’s banquet. Apocolocyntosis (Pumpkinification) is a satirical pamphlet lampooning the death and deification of the emperor Claudius.

June 17, 2020

New Loebs (June 2020)

APPIAN
Roman History, Volume IV: Civil Wars, Books 1–2
Roman History, Volume V: Civil Wars, Books 3–4
Roman History, Volume VI: Civil Wars, Book 5. Fragments
Edited and Translated by Brian McGing
Appian, Roman History, Volume IV Appian (ca. AD 95–161) is a principal source for the history of the Roman Republic. His theme is the process by which Rome achieved her contemporary prosperity, and his method is to trace in individual books the story of each nation’s wars with Rome up through her own civil wars. This Loeb edition replaces the original (1912–13) by Horace White.
ARISTOTLE
Art of Rhetoric
Translated by J. H. Freese
Revised by Gisela Striker
Art of Rhetoric Aristotle (384–322 BC), the great Greek thinker, researcher, and educator, ranks among the most important and influential figures in the history of philosophy, theology, and science. Rhetoric, probably composed while he was still a member of Plato’s Academy, is the first systematic approach to persuasive public speaking and a classic of its kind.
LIVY
History of Rome, Volume VI
Edited and Translated by J. C. Yardley
History of Rome, Volume VI 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 third decad (21–30) chronicles the Second Punic War of 220–205 BC. This Loeb edition replaces the original (1940) by Frank Gardner Moore.