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Loeb Classical Library

About Loeb Classical Library

loeb The Digital Loeb Classical Library provides full-text access to over 530 digitized volumes with the original Greek/Latin text on the left and the English translation on the right. Ebooks are searchable in English, Latin, and Greek. Books are viewed via the web browser and no special software is required. Users may print one page at a time; downloading a text, however, is not available. 

Help with Loeb Classical Library

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Search tips courtesy of Loeb Classical Library:


Page header showing availability of Greek alphabet in searchThis is the most basic search function. Situated in the top, right-hand corner of every page, the “Search” window allows users to look for any Greek, Latin, or English word(s) across the entire library. You can refine your results by Language, Author, Form, Period, and Genre/Subject with the “Narrow Your Choices” menu. Use this search to cast the widest possible net.






Search Within Results

Once you have narrowed your results, you can refine even further by using the “Search within results” window located above the “Narrow Your Choices” menu. For instance, you may wish to find all instances of the word “Muses” where “Apollo” also appears. This function also provides an easy way to search across multiple works by a single author using the Author Browse.


Search Within a Work

If you want to restrict your search to a single work, browse to that work and use the “Search within work” window located in the toolbar at the bottom of the page. This function is also useful for finding epigrams in The Greek Anthology by searching for an author's name.


Advanced Search

Advanced Search page showing dropdown optionsUse to locate highly specific content. Advanced searches may be filtered to find search terms in specific parts of a work, for instance recto (right-hand, English) or verso (left-hand, Greek/Latin) pages, notes, and work titles. Can also be filtered to find search terms in front and back matter, by author, and by editor/translator. Advanced searches may be filtered to find multiple words in different combinations using AND, OR, and NOT.




Search Tips

  • To find hyphenated words or exact phrases, enclose them in quotation marks.
  • To find part of a word, enter the part you want to find and replace the rest with an asterisk or question marks. A single asterisk replaces any number of characters greater than zero. Each question mark replaces a single character.
  • Note that words divided by editorial sigla such as brackets are not currently included in search results.

Questions? Contact Hewes Library

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