Cui dono... Welcome to project Libellus, an ongoing attempt to
provide a library of classical Latin (and Greek)
texts with minimal redistribution restrictions. The archive is
physically located at the University of Washington, Seattle, and is
currently being run by Konrad Schroder and Owen Ewald.
The intent of the project is to make available fairly good-quality texts
at no cost; it is not to provide guaranteed top
quality texts. If you are willing to pay for extreme quality, there are
other organizations that will allow you to do that.
The texts that we supply (rather than mirror) are either those donated
to us (or released into the Public Domain) by the editor, or those whose
copyright has expired, and so are in the Public Domain.
As well as being available through anonymous FTP, the Libellus texts can
be gotten on disk from
The B&R Samizdat Express.
Indices The following are links to various points of interest
in the Libellus archive. The texts and annotations are in TeX
form, but can be converted pretty easily to ASCII (for reading on a
terminal) or RTF (to be read into many word processors).
Other places In addition to project
Libellus, there are a few other sites out there that offer classical
Latin and Greek texts.
Oxford University Oxford University has a collection of
varying quality texts that you can order from them if you print out,
sign, and mail their Order Form back to
them (essentially their texts are copyrighted, although they will give
them to you for free, and they want to make sure that you know you
can't give them away before they'll give them to you). A list of the
texts they offer is described in their Archive List.
CCAT The University
of Pennsylvania has some material available regarding religious
Catalogue Project for Electronic Texts have a directory
of electronic text projects in the humanities. (Their archive system
is VMS, so you may not be able to access it through your Web browser.)
PHI The Packard Humanities Institute (they do not
seem to have an on-line browsing service; but then again, I haven't
looked very hard) offers a CD-ROM of many high-quality
classical Latin texts in Beta Code format, intended primarily for
TLG The Thesaurus
Linguae Graecae offers a CD-ROM of many high-quality Greek texts in
Beta Code format, also intended primarily for research.