Praise for the Digital Loeb Classical Library

*Winner, 2015 PROSE Award for Best Humanities eProduct, Association of American Publishers*
*A 2015 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles “Top 10 Internet Resources” Selection*

“From Homer to St. Augustine, [the digital Loeb Classical Library] provides access… to the manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin. For authority and completeness, nothing rivals it among the other online resources in the field… 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.”—Tom Holland, 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… The digitized Loeb Classical Library will enable anyone with a computer or proximity to a public, academic, or even secondary school library to have access to its entire scope of classical literature.”—Susan Kristol, Weekly Standard

“Its scope is huge—Homer to Bede—and its search capabilities will make it a sine qua non even for readers who do not really need the translations… The digital Loeb will be a godsend to all sorts of people, not just to or even primarily to classicists. College students will have instant trots at their fingertips. Readers whose interests extend beyond contemporary fiction (and there are many, despite what the book pages of most newspapers seem to suggest these days) will benefit from the easy access and the readability of the Loebs, not to mention the various sorts of useful research that can be quickly done with the search function.”—Bruce Whiteman, Los Angeles Review of Books

“Just over a century ago, the first volumes of James Loeb’s eponymous Loeb Classical Library (LCL) were published, providing Greek and Latin texts with an English translation on facing pages. It has grown to well over 500 volumes and has become an indispensable collection of the great works of antiquity… The LCL’s availability in digital form provides another medium through which the history, philosophy, poetry, and prose written by the great writers of ancient Greece and Rome can be accessed, studied, and enjoyed.”—Christopher McConnell, Booklist

“For the last couple of decades, the Loeb Library has been undergoing a renaissance. There are new or revised translations of many authors, and, a month or two back, the entire library was brought online at There are other searchable classics databases… Yet there is still something glorious about having all 500-plus Loebs online… It’s an extraordinary resource.”—Roger Kimball, New Criterion

“The Loeb Classical Library has been an important tool for historians and classicists for more than 100 years… The developers have clearly put a lot of thought into the creation of this digitized platform. They manage to retain many of the strengths of the original print books, while delivering new tools for students and scholars… [The] Loeb Classical Library brings an important print resource online.”—Bonnie J. M. Swoger, Library Journal