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February 28, 2017

New Loebs

APULEIUS
Apologia. Florida. De Deo Socratis
Edited and Translated by Christopher P. Jones
Apologia. Florida. De Deo Socratis Apuleius (born ca. 125 AD), one of the great stylists of Latin literature, was a prominent figure in Roman Africa best known for his picaresque novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass. This edition, new to the Loeb Classical Library, contains Apuleius’ other surviving works that are considered genuine.
AELIUS ARISTIDES
Orations, Volume I
Edited and Translated by Michael Trapp
Orations, Volume I 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 IX
Edited and Translated by J. C. Yardley
Introduction by Dexter Hoyos
History of Rome, Volume IX 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 fourth decad (31–40) focuses on Rome’s growing hegemony in the East.
PLATO
Euthyphro. Apology. Crito. Phaedo
Edited and Translated by Chris Emlyn-Jones and William Preddy
Euthyprho. Apology. Crito. Phaedo Works in this volume recount the circumstances of Socrates’ trial and execution in 399 BC. Euthyphro attempts to define holiness; Apology is Socrates’ defense speech; in Crito he discusses justice and defends his refusal to be rescued from prison; Phaedo offers arguments for the immortality of the soul.
 

May 23, 2016

Recent Loebs (October 2016)

EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY
Edited and Translated by André Laks and Glenn W. Most
Early Greek Philosophy I The works of the early Greek philosophers are not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and the whole of ancient philosophy, but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This nine-volume edition presents all the major fragments from the sixth to the fourth centuries BC.

May 23, 2016

Recent Loebs (May 2016)

AUGUSTINE
Confessions, Volume II: Books 9–13
Edited and Translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond
Augustine Confessions II Confessions is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine’s early life, family, associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion. Cast as a prayer addressed to God, it offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact.
CAESAR
Civil War
Edited and Translated by Cynthia Damon
Caesar Civil War Civil War provides a vigorous, direct, clear, third-personal, impassioned account of Caesar’s campaigns during the civil war of 49­–48 BC, drawn from his three books of commentarii.

June 1, 2015

Recent Loebs (January 2016)

GALEN
On the Constitution of the Art of Medicine. The Art of Medicine.
A Method of Medicine to Glaucon
Edited and Translated by Ian Johnston
LCL 523 Cover Image: Galen, On the Constitution of the Art of Medicine. The Art of Medicine. A Method of Medicine to Glaucon In the three works in this volume, On the Constitution of the Art of Medicine, The Art of Medicine, and A Method of Medicine to Glaucon, the physician, philosopher, scientist, and medical historian Galen of Pergamum covers fundamental aspects of his practice in a lucid and engaging style.

January 1, 2015

Recent Loebs (Spring 2015)

SALLUST
Fragments of the Histories. Letters to Caesar
Edited and Translated by John T. Ramsey
Sallust Volume II The Histories of Sallust (86–35 BCE), while fragmentary, provide invaluable information about a crucial period of history from 78 to around 67 BCE. In this volume, John T. Ramsey has freshly edited the Histories and the two pseudo-Sallustian Letters to Caesar, completing the Loeb Classical Library edition of his works.
STATIUS
Silvae
Edited and Translated by D. R. Shackleton Bailey
With Corrections by Christopher A. Parrott
Statius Silvae Statius’s Silvae, thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 CE. The verse is light in touch, with a distinct pictorial quality. D. R. Shackleton Bailey’s edition, which replaced the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition by J. H. Mozley, is now reissued with corrections by Christopher A. Parrott.
THEOCRITUS. MOSCHUS. BION
Edited and Translated by Neil Hopkinson
Theocritus. Moschus. Bion Theocritus (early third century BCE) was the inventor of the bucolic genre, also known as pastoral. The present edition of his work, along with that of his successors Moschus (fl. mid-second century BCE) and Bion (fl. around 100 BCE), replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library volume of Greek Bucolic Poets by J. M. Edmonds (1912).
 

September 1, 2014

Recent Loebs (Fall 2014)

THE GREEK ANTHOLOGY
Volume I: Books 1–5
Revised by Michael A. Tueller
Greek Anthology I The Greek Anthology contains some 4,500 short Greek poems in the sparkling, diverse genre of epigram, written by more than a hundred poets and collected over many centuries. This Loeb edition replaces the earlier edition by W. R. Paton, with a Greek text and ample notes reflecting current scholarship.
 

July 1, 2014

Recent Loebs (Spring 2014)

AUGUSTINE
Confessions, Volume I: Books 1–8
Carolyn J.-B. Hammond
Augustine Confessions I Confessions is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine’s early life, family, associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion. Cast as a prayer addressed to God, it offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact.
PHILOSTRATUS
Heroicus. Gymnasticus. Discourses 1 and 2
Jeffrey Rusten, Jason König
Philostratus Philostratus’s writings embody the height of the renaissance of Greek literature in the second century AD. Heroicus is a vineyard conversation about the beauty, continuing powers, and worship of the Homeric heroes. Gymnasticus is the sole surviving ancient treatise on sports, which reshapes conventional ideas about the athletic body.

January 1, 2014

Recent Loebs (Fall 2013)

SALLUST
The War with Catiline. The War with Jugurtha
Revised by John T. Ramsey
Sallust Volume I Sallust's two extant monographs take as their theme the moral and political decline of Rome, one on the conspiracy of Catiline and the other on the war with Jugurtha. Although Sallust is decidedly unsubtle and partisan in analyzing people and events, his works are important and significantly influenced later historians, notably Tacitus.
XENOPHON
Memorabilia. Oeconomicus. Symposium. Apology
Revised by Jeffrey Henderson
Xenophon Volume IV In Memorabilia and in Oeconomicus, a dialogue about household management, we see the philosopher Socrates through the eyes of his associate, Xenophon. In the Symposium, we obtain insight on life in Athens. Xenophon’s Apology is an interesting complement to Plato’s account of Socrates’s defense at his trial.
 

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