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 of 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


March 1, 2023

Forthcoming Loebs (June 2023)

Testimonia. Origines
Orations. Other Fragments
Edited and Translated by Gesine Manuwald
Testimonia. Origines M. Porcius Cato (234–149 BC) remains legendary for his political and military career, his integrity and austere morality, his literary works, his pithy sayings, and his drive to define and to champion the Roman national character. This edition supplies all testimonia about, and all fragments by or attributed to him.
Lives of the Sophists. Lives of Philosophers and Sophists
Edited and Translated by Graeme Miles and Han Baltussen
Philostratus. Eunapius Philostratus “the Elder” or “the Athenian” (second to mid-third c.) and Eunapius (ca. 345–415) provide fascinating intellectual and professional biographies of notable sophists that reveal their predominant influence in the educational, social, religious, and political life of the Empire in their times.

January 4, 2023

New Loebs (December 2022)

Aetia. Iambi. Lyric Poems
Hecale. Hymns. Epigrams
Miscellaneous Epics and Elegies. Other Fragments. Testimonia
Edited and Translated by Dee L. Clayman
Aetia. Iambi. Lyric Poems The prolific scholar-poet Callimachus of Cyrene spent his career at the royal court and great Library at Alexandria. Creatively reworking the language and generic properties of his predecessors, Callimachus developed a distinctive style, learned and elegant, that became an important model for subsequent poets both Greek and Roman.
Livius Andronicus. Naevius. Caecilius
Edited and Translated by Robert Maltby and Niall W. Slater
FRL VI Livius Andronicus, Naevius, and Caecilius were highly influential pioneers in the creation and development of Latin poetry, especially tragedy, comedy, historical drama, and epic, not only in the adaptation of Greek models but also in the inclusion of Roman allusions, subjects, and themes.