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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January 11, 2019

New Loebs (June 2019)

Volume III: Oratory, Part 1
Volume IV: Oratory, Part 2
Volume V: Oratory, Part 3
Edited and Translated by Gesine Manuwald
Fragmentary Republican Latin, Volume III: Oratory, Part I Based on the critical edition of Malcovati, this three-volume Loeb edition of Roman Republican oratory begins with Ap. Claudius Caecus (340–273 BC) and with the exceptions of Cato the Elder and Cicero includes all individuals for whom speech-making is attested and for whose speeches quotations, testimonia, or historiographic recreations survive.
Edited and Translated by William H. Race
Menander Rhetor. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ars Rhetorica The instructional treatises of Menander Rhetor and the Ars Rhetorica, deriving from the schools of rhetoric that flourished in the Greek East from the 2nd through 4th centuries AD, provide a window into the literary culture, educational practices, and social concerns of these Greeks under Roman rule, in both public and private life.

July 11, 2018

Recent Loebs (November 2018)

Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia
The Shield. Catalogue of Women. Other Fragments
Edited and Translated by Glenn W. Most
Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia The two extant poems of Hesiod (eighth or seventh century BC) are Theogony and Works and Days. Though attributed to him in antiquity, the Catalogue of Women and The Shield were likely not composed by Hesiod himself. Glenn W. Most has thoroughly revised his edition to take account of the textual and interpretive scholarship that has appeared since its initial publication.
Diseases of Women 1–2
Edited and Translated by Paul Potter
Diseases of Women 1–2 This eleventh and final volume in the Loeb Classical Library’s complete edition of Hippocrates contains Diseases of Women 1 and 2, focusing on reproductive life, the pathological conditions affecting the reproductive organs, and their proper terminology and recommended treatments. A lexicon of therapeutic agents is included.