Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Latin Library

The Latin Library
These texts have been drawn from different sources. Many were originally scanned and formatted from texts in the Public Domain. Others have been downloaded from various sites on the Internet (many of which have long since disappeared). Most of the recent texts have been submitted by contributors around the world. I have tried to indicate on the Credit Page the edition and date of the original text and who (if known) was responsible for the initial HTML conversion. For the core of the classical texts, special acknowledgement is due to the submissions of Konrad Schroeder, Nicholas Koenig, Andrew Gollan and others to the Project Libellus. These have been downloaded with the permission of the contributors and presented here with additional HTML formatting.

Occasionally texts are submitted by contributors or discovered on the Internet without indication of the edition from which they derive. If I am unable to identify the edition (which is often the case), I have attempted, if feasible, to conform the text to an out–of–copyright edition.

The texts are not intended for research purposes nor as substitutes for critical editions. Despite constant effort to remove “scanner artifacts” and other typographical errors, many such errors remain. The texts are presented merely for ease of on–line reading or for downloading for personal or educational use.
No morphological or vocabulary aid is presented with the texts. Many sites exist for various texts and, most comprehensively, the outstanding Perseus site, where the texts are presented section by section with morphological links.

There are no translations at this site. Please don’t ask. David Camden’s excellent Forum Romanum has a comprehensive list of translations available on line.
I have taken every reasonable precaution to ensure that the Latin texts presented here are in the Public Domain. If any copyright is claimed, please advise us immediately so that we may remove the offending text from the Library.

We need additional texts to expand the Library. We also need your help in making these texts as accurate as possible. If you have other texts to submit, or corrections to the present ones, please contact:
Ammianus Apuleius Augustus Aurelius Victor Caesar Cato
Catullus Cicero Claudian Curtius Rufus Ennius Eutropius
Florus Frontinus Gellius Historia Augusta Horace Justin
Juvenal Livy Lucan Lucretius Martial Nepos
Ovid Persius Petronius Phaedrus Plautus Pliny Maior
Pliny Minor Propertius Quintilian Sallust Seneca Maior Seneca Minor
Silius Italicus Statius Suetonius Sulpicia Tacitus Terence
Tibullus Valerius Flaccus Valerius Maximus Varro Velleius Vergil
Vitruvius Ius Romanum Miscellany Christian Medieval Neo-Latin

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