Monday, October 13, 2014

Loeb Classical Library

Loeb Classical Library
Just as I was beginning to think that the everything virtuous, lovely, of good report and praiseworthy on the internet had already been mined and synthesized onto this blog, my dad informed me that the Loeb Classical Library is now available online.  Amazing!

“Here is 1,400 years of human culture, all the texts that survive from one of the greatest civilizations human beings have ever built—and it can all fit in a bookcase or two. To capture all the fugitive texts of the ancient world, some of which survived the Dark Ages in just a single moldering copy in some monastic library, and turn them into affordable, clear, sturdy accurate books, is one of the greatest accomplishments of modern scholarship—and one of the most democratic.”—Adam Kirsch

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