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


December 12, 2023

New Loebs (December 2023)

Edited and Translated by Jaap Mansfeld and David T. Runia
Placita Aëtius’ Placita (ca. AD 100) is a reconstructed compendium summarizing the principal doctrines and opinions of the Greek philosophers, which served as a multi-purpose manual both for study and for personal enlightenment and which remains a valuable source for our knowledge of Presocratic and Hellenistic philosophy.
Volume II
Edited and Translated by Paul Potter
Hippocrates, Volume II Volume II of the Loeb Hippocrates presents eight works by or attributed to the “Father of Medicine” that illustrate the value of medical theory and clinical methods, and propose a new model of medical education. Included are Prognostic, Regimen in Acute Diseases, The Sacred Disease, The Art, Breaths, Law, Decorum, and Dentition.
Philosophical Orations, Volumes I–II
Edited and Translated by William H. Race
Philosophical Orations, Volume I Maximus of Tyre’s forty-one Philosophical Orations offer a Platonic elucidation of the philosophical life of virtue, and a rich collection of the famous philosophical, literary, and historical figures, events, ideas, successes, and failures that constituted Greek paideia in the so-called Second Sophistic era.

March 1, 2023

Recent 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.