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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February 28, 2017

New Loebs

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.
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.
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.
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.

May 23, 2016

Recent Loebs (October 2016)

Edited and Translated by André Laks and Glenn W. Most
Early Greek Philosophy I The works of the early Greek philosophers are not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and the whole of ancient philosophy, but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This nine-volume edition presents all the major fragments from the sixth to the fourth centuries BC.