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, 2024

New Loebs (June 2024)

Fragmentary Speeches
Edited and Translated by Jane W. Crawford and Andrew R. Dyck
Fragmentary Speeches Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106–43 BC), Roman advocate, orator, politician, poet, and philosopher, about whom we know more than we do of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. This edition, based upon Crawford’s of 1994, includes all speeches with attested fragments, together with testimonia.
Epitome of Pompeius Trogus, Volumes I–II
Edited and Translated by J. C. Yardley, with Introduction and Notes by Dexter Hoyos
Epitome of Pompeius Trogus I To Justin is attributed our abbreviated version of the lost Philippic History by Pompeius Trogus, a massive account of the non-Roman world and its civilizations. Justin’s anthology became one of the most widely read and influential books in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, indeed the main authority on world history other than Roman, surviving in more than 200 manuscripts.

December 12, 2023

Recent 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.