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 12, 2021

New Loebs (June 2021)

AELIUS ARISTIDES
Orations, Volume II
Edited and Translated by Michael Trapp
Orations, Volume II 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.
LIVY
History of Rome, Volume VIII
Edited and Translated by J. C. Yardley
History of Rome, Volume VIII 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 (1949) by Frank Gardner Moore.

September 24, 2020

Recent 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.