Digital Loeb Classical Library, ‘to this day the Anglophone world’s most readily accessible collection of classical masterpieces’

The mission of the Loeb Classical Library, founded by James Loeb in 1911, has always been to make Classical Greek and Latin literature accessible to the broadest range of readers. The digital Loeb Classical Library extends this mission into the twenty-first century. Harvard University Press is honoured to renew James Loeb’s vision of accessibility and to present an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.


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Praise for the digital Loeb Classical Library:

“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

Key Features:

  • Single – and dual – language reading modes
  • Sophisticated bookmarking and annotation features
  • Tools for sharing bookmarks and annotations
  • Greek keyboard
  • User account and My Loeb content saved in perpetuity
  • Intuitive search and browse
  • Includes every Loeb volume in print
  • Regular uploading of new and revised volumes

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