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Greek and Roman Studies

Early English editions of Classical Works

Early English Books Online  -  over 125,000 titles published between 1475 and 1700.  Includes translations of many classical texts

HathiTrust  -  over 13 million volumes of scholarly material with 3 million available fulltext -  go to advanced full-text search and search for  classical author's name in author field.  

18th Century Collections Online  -  Over 180,000 primarily English language works published in the 1700s including English editions of  the works of many classical authors.

Works by Classical Authors

Use the Library search box  to locate specific texts held by the library.  (Hint:  Select advanced search and limit search to author field)

In our collection we  have a number of digital collection of classical texts:

Loeb Classical Library  - Greek and Latin texts with English translation   

Library of Latin Texts   -  Series A  has  over  3,00 Latin works from Antiquity to the twentieth century and  Series B  has 300 texts.

Migne's  Patrologia Latina

Migne's Patrologia Graeca  (Greek and Latin) -   see also  Complete listing of volumes in this series - includes many links to full text

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae  -  Greek and some English translation -  this tool has "collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era."  (note need to register first).  Can also see a listing of works without signing in.

We also hold  print copies of  Collections des universites de France (Bude)  and Sources chretiennes which provide French translation of classical texts.  


Freely available collections of classical texts include:

Ancient Greek and Latin Texts digitized by Google

Chicago Homer  - English and Greek translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum  -  Latin texts and links to translations

Greek and Latin Texts with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary by Geoffrey Steadman - includes works by Plato (Symposium, Republic I, Crito, Phaedo)   Herodotus (I and 7), Homer (Iliad 6 and 22, Odyssey 6-8 and 9-12) , Lysias (I), Sophocles (Antigone, Oedipus), Euripides (Medea), Caesar (Gallic War 1 and Vergil's Aeneid) , Cicero (1st Catilinarian, Sallust), and Xenophon (Anabasis Book 1,3,4)

Internet Classics Archives(created by Daniel Stevenson)  -  English translations of selected texts and some links to other sources of the text.

Internet Archive  -  Over 15 million public domain texts including the works of many classical authors.   Search classical author name and then limit results to the name in the  "creator" field .  Remember to use variant forms of name  (Homer and Homerus).

Loebolus  -  pdf's of public domain volumes in the Loeb Classical Library Series.  Loeb has the Greek or Latin text with English translation

Lexundria -  digital library of classical texts in English translation.  When there is more than one edition can see comparison of each translation.

PHI Classical Latin Texts  -  Latin text

Perseus Digital Library   -  Greek or Latin text with English translation


Other Useful Open Access Sources


Greek Philosophy  Archive -  texts for selected works of Plato, Artistotle and other Greek philosophers

Répertoire des sources philosophiques antiques  -  provides an index to where texts of ancient Philosophers have been published.



Roman Law -  incudes fragments of the Corpus Iuris

Roman Law Library -  latin text of many ancient works